We've arrived at our destination and are looking forward to relaxing in the peace and quiet of Soliman Bay north of Tulum, Mexico. This time of year the days are warm, but not too hot and the nights are slightly cooler with a breeze nearly all the time that keeps the bugs away. It's almost perfect. What is causing the slight imperfection is a seaweed called Sargassum that's washing up on the beach in unheard of quantities. The caretakers do their best to rake it up and bury it in the sand or cart it away, but it is threatening to take over the bay. It's not keeping us from wading out through the muck with our kayaks to snorkel in Soliman Bay, but it doesn't smell very nice. It's not only the seaweed decomposing in the hot sun, but all the dead sea creatures that have been brought to shore along with it. I'm reminded of the saying by Oscar Wilde: "Everything in moderation, including moderation." You may have heard of the Sargasso Sea? It's a phenomenon worth investigating. As an herbal remedy, Sargassum may be used as a tea to expel phlegm, however, it seems to be having the opposite effect on me. What started as an allergic reaction is turning rapidly into bronchial asthma. Wonder what the lesson is this time?