Sunday, April 29, 2018

A Bit Of The Bubbly

This is a shot of the beach houses on the southern end of Oak Island in North Carolina.  Ed and I were there and decided to take a stroll on the beach.  At sunset.  We wanted to go full force cliché so we even held hands and collected some shells. Yes, really.

The white fluffy stuff you see is not snow, as one of my mother friends asked, it's sea foam.  It was actually like bubbles you'd see in a bubble bath or a washing machine that overflowed with too much soap.   

Wikipedia describes the occurrence: Sea foam, ocean foam, beach foam, or spume is a type of foam created by the agitation of seawater, particularly when it contains higher concentrations of dissolved organic matter (including proteins, lignins, and lipids)[1] derived from sources such as the offshore breakdown of algal blooms. These compounds can act as surfactants or foaming agents. As the seawater is churned by breaking waves in the surf zone adjacent to the shore, the presence of these surfactants under these turbulent conditions traps air, forming persistent bubbles that stick to each other through surface tension. Due to its low density and persistence, foam can be blown by strong on-shore winds from the beachface inland.




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Uphill Chug

2016: That Face, That Face, That Wonderful Face!
2015: We Both Share The Same Blood
2014: My Choice
2013: Pregnant And Dating
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2011: Deep Down, She Knows She’s A Princess
2010: A Three Hundred And Fifty Foot Long Dream
2009: Dillinger The Horror Hog
2008: Supernatural Hair
2007: They Must Have Been On Sale
2006: Sorry, no post on this day.
2005: Sorry, no post on this day. The blog didn’t start until May 2005! 

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