Are they listening?

After posting the previous entry, we took the dog out for her first walk of the day.
Everything was running late in our household, but it didn’t matter as we had no plans for today and didn’t need anything.
Apart from one dog walker either side of the lake, the car park and park was deserted, other than the Canada geese. Even the ducks have gone elsewhere.
That was until we got to the bridge and noticed a group of about 10 (adults and kids) feeding the geese, so we crossed over and walked up to the prom.
Hubby compiled this photo yesterday which I’ve already posted

I rested the camera on the railings and took some similar shots today which he’s put together below.
Not a lot of difference is there! No people!!

Maybe they are having second thoughts about the beach because of the wind, plus the council have now closed the visitors side to dogs (usually May 1st to 30th September) and issued warnings about weever fish (image from internet).
These little monsters bury themselves in the sand and were a pain (literally) in Poole when I was a child. We used to wear jelly shoes on the beach as their sting was quite painful a couple of minutes after treading on one.

Extract from WIKI (source)

Weever stings cause severe pain; common descriptions from victims are “extremely painful” and “much worse than a wasp (or bee) sting”.

Common and minor symptoms include severe pain, itching, swelling, heat, redness, numbness, tingling, nausea, vomiting, joint aches, headaches, abdominal cramps, lightheadedness, increased urination, and tremors.

Rare and severe symptoms include abnormal heart rhythms, weakness, shortness of breath, seizures, decreased blood pressure, gangrene, tissue degeneration, and unconsciousness.                                        ”

I’m glad we’d taken the dog out before dinner as it’s chucking down with rain now.
It’s uncomfortably muggy so I wouldn’t be surprised if we had thunder shortly.

Dinner was good, I did chicken breast, carrots, sprouts, green beans, potatoes and stuffing today. I added a sprig of mint from the garden to the potatoes which added a nice touch.
I’ve had three salads this week so needed something ‘heavy’ and substantial!

Left: today’s dinner  Right: yesterdays’ tuna and grated carrot salad.

About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have an elderly dog called Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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21 Responses to Are they listening?

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    That all looks yummy. In North America beaches are sometimes closed because of jelly fish — which are blue — and also sting and inflict a lot of pain when stepped on.

  2. What great photos! Your dinner looks amazing, I hope you both tucked in and enjoyed! 🙂 I’d never heard of the weever fish, what a horrid thing that is! 😮 Sounds like it can cause allergic reactions similar to bee stings in some folks. Who knew one had to take Benedryl to the sea side ‘in case’ 😆 After a childhood accident where i sliced my foot open on a broken beer bottle, I’ve always been leery of walking barefoot on the sand. I love being barefoot most of all too. Ow! Have a great weekend Di!

    • Thanks Melanie. So nice to have the beach to ourselves, but Maggie has a sand allergy and if she got stung by a weever fish, she’d be in all sorts of difficulty.
      Hope you have a good weekend too. 🙂

  3. That looks wonderful food. I worry that the damage is being done of those beaches which are packed. They are going to get busier after that moron Cummings. Can’t blame people now for ignoring the rules.

  4. Liz says:

    I never heard of weever fish until now either. So for one of them stings, would you need to go to doctors, or is it just like say if you have a bee sting that unless you have a alkergic reaction, then it’s trying to cool it off when home and hope for the best till healed?
    They look horrible fish too.

    Your meals look nice as always.

    • From what I understand, you wouldn’t necessarily have to go the the doctor unless you had a reaction. According to WIKI, heat is the treatment, though on the beach that might be difficult. Best to wear shoes if you can.
      Glad you like the look of my meals.

  5. Such great photos. I didn’t know that weever fish could be so troublesome. And that dinner looks amazing 😍

  6. Carol anne says:

    your dinner sounded yummy. I never heard of those fish. are they a type of jelly fish? their sting sounds nasty!

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