The Emerald Coast

Yesterday I posted the weekly photo challenge and mentioned that the ocean was green due to sea grass, and that this is the reason why the Florida coast is known as the Emerald coast.  Well, a couple of people asked for more pictures of this phenomenon, so I thought I’d oblige!

The sea grass is usually around only in June.  We went once in July and the water was a beautiful blue.  The grass is usually raked up along the beach as it washes up on shore.  Two years ago when we went, a walk along the beach revealed pockets of sea grass so deep that when I stepped on it, I dropped down to my hip.  I had to climb out of the hole which wasn’t easy and a little scary.  After that we did not step on anything that was sea grass because there was no way to know how deep it was.

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28 Responses to The Emerald Coast

  1. Wow. You’d think that since I’m living in Georgia, I would know this–but I didn’t! So, thanks for the info and the photos. 🙂

  2. Great pics!!! These really capture the multitude of shades of azure typical of this area. Nice shots! Love the dark clouds, too.

  3. terry1954 says:

    i am so glad that you shared more photos with me. it is absolutely beautiful, just beautiful. thanks All!

  4. Erica says:

    Odd… The “Emerald Coast” is on the other side of the country from “Emerald City” — Seattle, Washington. Funny how that happens. Great shots!

  5. sayvan says:

    Those are some great waves…. The boys must have had a blast!

  6. Roly says:

    Interesting thanks. What does the grass look like

  7. Great photos! Wow that must’ve been scary to sink into sea grass. It’s like ocean “quick sand” lol.

  8. Madhu says:

    Had no idea about the grass! Your photos capture the stunning green shades perfectly!

  9. In honour of your gorgeous creativity and support of all things creative, nurturing and supportive, I have nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award. You’re so deserving and more people need to know about your blog! It’s really up to you if you choose to participate or not, but I wanted to acknowledge you anyway. All the details are here at my latest post http://cauldronsandcupcakes.com/2012/05/30/my-one-lovely-blog-award/
    Love and Light, Nicole xx

    • Thank you Nicole! I think I’ll try to work on this and one other I’m overdue for dealing with tomorrow! You are so sweet! Thank you so much for the kind words and acknowledgement!

  10. deniz says:

    Neat! I don’t think I’ve ever seen this phenomenon. No photos of all the seaweed?

    • No photos. It’s not seaweed. It’s grass, and looks totally different. They are blades that are about 6-8 inches long and 1/2in wide. They are churned up in the water, and oddly, you don’t really see it wash up on shore, even though there are Huge piles of it. The hotels rake early in the morning, so all I really ever saw was washed up on the beach in piles. It’s kinda gross to swim in, like swimming in a pot of cooked fettuccine noodles! 🙂

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