Day 2: in which our hero forgets his comb

I awoke early and slipped out of the silent hotel eager to explore the island before breakfast, which you were remembered doesn’t start until 9. Some people are greeted by seals when they come to Scotland. I got this:  Dealing with the cards that life gives us I poked it for a bit then carried on. The sea was like a millpool and put the Mediterranean to shame in the pale grey light Before the Continue reading Day 2: in which our hero forgets his comb

Hundreds of sailboat jellyfish wash up on shores

Hundreds of brightly coloured sailboat jellyfish have washed up on shores along the province over the last couple of days. The little blighters are innocuous to humans, unlike their close cousins the Portugese man-o-war, which is deadly. You can tell the difference because one kills you and the other doesn’t (hah!). They tend to float around in schools. Round disks up to 8cm in diameter, with a sail on top which allows them to use Continue reading Hundreds of sailboat jellyfish wash up on shores

Thousands of jellyfish close Carboneras beaches – Mojacar or Cabo de Gata next?

A massive bank of thousands of jellyfish have washed up on the beaches of Carboneras, forcing the beaches to be closed. The Mayor made an urgent appeal for volunteers from local residents to help clean up the mess on the beaches. And about a dozen people needed non-urgent medical attention for jellyfish stings before the beaches were closed, reports La Voz. They started appearing yesterday in the waters offshore, but it was this morning that Continue reading Thousands of jellyfish close Carboneras beaches – Mojacar or Cabo de Gata next?