So…it is confirmed.
The blue thingies are Goose Barnacles.
The white stuff they are feeding on remains a mystery.
Probably, never to be solved.
E.mails between the lady from the aquarium and me have been going back and forth.
Her name is Renee and she sounds like a honey.
She is going to put my picture up on their website.
Not MY picture.
The picture of the barnacle.
She wrote the following to me.
I asked her permission to share it with you.
The sea is a place of curious wonders and what we know about this amazingly complex ecosystem, scratches but the surface (excuse the pun). While we struggle on land and worry about tomorrow, life beneath the waves go on as it had for thousands of years. Or so we thought. What we have now realized is that what we do on land, influences the world below and mostly, the influence is negative. When we encounter strange and wonderful creature from a land we cannot for a moment fully comprehend, we should be shaken by the shoulders, slapped across the face and dunked in frigid waters, to wake up our souls and our sense of oneness with the one another, the ocean, our planet and our universe.
Too few people have this experience though and too many go through life oblivious to what we have and what we are in line to lose – quickly.
Now that I’ve gotten all philosophical I wish you a wonderful day and lots of amazing beach walks with your demanding dog – I have one too!
Isn’t that amazing?
We can all learn something from her.
In other, more mundane, news.
I brought some leftover Chinese food from home.
Someone should have warned me.
Mind you…I should have known.
I ate all mine so there were no leftovers.
There is a moral in there but I am not going to go into it.
Warning….vegetarians do NOT read the next paragraph.
I am making tripe and onions for supper.
One of Wendy’s favourites.
Actually, even a lot of meat eaters are probably going euuuwwwwwwwww.
Wendy’s second dose of radiation appeared to go well too.
Unless she is not being honest with us.
But she seems fine.
Mark took Jasmine for a walk up the mountain before I got home.
She was exhausted.
So was Mark.
I have to get to the beach today.
I am starting to have withdrawal symptoms.
The new cellphone and I have come to an uneasy truce.
I can now tell it who to call without looking for numbers.
I find that so cool.
Just now I am going outside to test the camera.
Will let you know how that works.
Now…that four letter word.
Get your minds out of the gutter.