Another beach day, another beach.
Today's beach is the one in my profile photo, only today it was covered in seaweed and there were great quantities of jellyfish everywhere.
I let the kids wander off, all together, down the beach, exploring. They were always in my sight, they just didn't know it. They loved being independent.
One minor downer: DS1 got a mild jelly sting, much to our surprise. These jellies really seemed like the harmless type. It was just bad luck. My afterbite stick was used up and I hadn't realized it, so I went to the lifeguards to see if they had anything, or any suggestions. They said it would only hurt for about 15 minutes or so, and packing wet sand on it to cool it off was our best bet. So we sat DS1 down at the water line and buried the affected limbs (one leg, one hand), and kept him cool, and he did just fine.
Tomorrow, we're going to the fresh water pond if we go swimming. I think DS1 needs to know the water will be weed- and jelly-free before he'll be willing to go back in. It's not that it was so bad, it's just not something he ever wants to happen again, and I understand that. Fortunately both the weeds and the jellies should be gone pretty soon.