AT FIRST GLANCE, Consett Bay in St John looks like a brown carpet.
A blanket of sargassum seaweed covers the water, obscuring the ocean below and making it almost impossible for fishermen to reach the jetty.
Earlier this week, a swath of seaweed came ashore and those who fish in the area say it is the worst they have ever seen.
Some fishermen have refused to leave the shore.
But John Payne won't give in to the menace.
He uses a surfboard to make his way inland after anchoring his boat off shore.
Clean-up efforts continue in the bay with a team from the Barbados Agricultural Management Company harvesting the seaweed.
It is then loaded on to a cane truck.
And despite the inconvenience you can still get your fish at the nearby market.