National Geographic : 1938 Feb
photograph byChristian deCaters WITH WILD, JOYOUS SHOUTS, BARELEGGED "HARVESTERS" RUSH INTO THE SURFTO RAKE UP SEAWEED When big breakers crash toward them, each man grasps the handle of his huge wooden rake, leaps high out ofthe water, and sails over the wave like a pole vaulter trying for a record. Swept shoreward by July storms, the masses of greenish-brown kelp are gathered bylong-coated men ofApullia and dried on frames for use as fertilizer (Plates XI and XIII). The town's Italian name recalls the days when Rome's legions occupied this coast of northern Portugal. Some of the inhabitants have unmistakable Roman noses!