I had my first sea-swim of the season this morning. A week earlier than last year, but nearly two weeks later than in 2019. Other than sharing my swim with several comb jellies that were still lurking near the surface at the early hour (they usually return to the sea bed in the morning), I haven't got very much to say, so I'll just leave the handful of photos that I took and their captions.
|Not a shooting star over the End-of-the-Line...|
|This small comb jelly - a sea gooseberry (Pleurobrachia pileus) - got washed up by a wave.|
|Don't worry, I put it back in the sea|
|Another wobbly, almost see-through creature also got washed up on the beach...|
|Hardly Deborah Kerr/Burt Lancaster in From Here to Eternity, is it?!|
|Seen through the wild flowers, a Common Blue butterfly (Polyommatus icarus)|
|Bee orchid (Ophrys apifera)|