Man O' War

After weeks of rain, grey skies and intense winds, this morning’s sunshine is the perfect way to start a weekend.

I stole away after breakfast service for a run, and could not have been more happy.  The pace was quick, and the view surreal.  I have started running on the beach on the back leg of an out and back run.  I was delighted to find the beach filled with ‘blue bottles‘ known in other parts of the world as Portuguese Man O’ War.  I thought at first they were mussel shells, and quickly realized they were  jellyfish.

I wanted to check my assumption so I asked the first person I saw, “what are these?”  She quickly responded in perfect english, but thick accent, “I don’t know, I’m from Sweden.”  We had a lovely chat, swapped stories and I continued on my run.

What a peaceful encounter.