At the risk of being boring,.. I wanted to show you these lovely sea urchins again. They are part of my treasures from Antigua.
They are so delicate once dried out but so vicious in the sea. If you are unlucky enough to tread on one and get one of the black spikes stuck in your foot, it is extremely painful. I've heard that an immediate remedy is to get someone to pee on the wound!! (or is that for jellyfish sting ?) Luckily I didn't have to try !
My children & I collected these lovely sea urchins last winter on a magical beach with the perfect picture postcard palm tree bending towards the crystal clear sea. We went snorkeling and I found that I was quite relaxed and quite good at it. DD exclaimed, " I'm going with mum, Dad's too scared to swim over the coral ! "
We were on the beach early in the morning before anyone else ventured over from the other yachts out at anchor. We left footsteps in the sand and collected driftwood ready for a night time fire.
We saw stingrays, squid and a turtle. The fish were stunning and made me giggle - not a good idea while wearing a snorkel !
When we worked in Antigua several years ago, we took a holiday before we came home and explored the island. One of the actors who has played Bond was on the same beach as us & my husband got chatting with him about their boys playing in the sand. It was very amusing because we didn't gush & ask for his autograph... just two dads on the beach talking about their boys. He was on holiday... and so were we.