Pretty Purple Pasties

Firestone Bay

We’d intended a dip in the sea wearing full rubber armour, knowing that the ‘pretty purple pasties’ (Portuguese Man ‘o War) have been washing up for the last few weeks.  However, seeing one right in front of us, we decided the pool was a better option.

I wish I’d worn my silly swimming cap though, as we were (probably thankfully) in the water when this heavy downpour went through.

Whilst this might be the most comfortable I’ve felt in the water, I did some very uncontrollable shivering afterwards.  The couple already in the water when we arrived were in a different league.  She had had a baby seven weeks before and stayed in for 15 minutes.  He managed 30 mins.  I maybe managed 5 mins up to my neck.