There are several things that can spoil fun in the surf when you're at the beach.
- Seaweed- gross... who wants to swim in slick, slimy goo???
- Rough surf- the threat of rip currents & undertoe make moms a nervous wreck and scare small children. Only My Firstborn gets pumped up about a "red" flag day.
- Red tide- this toxic algae can cause burning eyes, throat as well as breathing difficulties. Not good for a mom with a Pretty Kitty with asthma.
- Jellyfish- these gelatinous pests can come in groves to ruin a perfectly good swimming day.
This trip to the Florida Panhandle has landed us right in the middle of #4. But we had someone looking out for us... ready to keep us safe from harm as we enjoyed the later summer afternoon with our toes in the sand & surf.
Even playing nicely in the sand was risky as the jellyfish would wash ashore in the light surf. My Baby Boy would not allow an harmful tenticals to reach his sisters!
Armed with only a net, The Jellyfish Hunter patrols the shoreline that surrounds his womenfolk.
He spots something large floating earby.
Bravely, into the water he goes!
Say hello to your little friends you villian of the sea! You won't hurt my sisters today!
Our friendly patrolman has been busy... that's quite a collection!
And if you look down the beach, you can see the setting sun reflecting off the dozens of jellyfish other Jellyfish Hunters caught thoughout the day.