Bluebottles

The venomous Portuguese man’o’war, or bluebottle, is commonly mistaken for a jellyfish despite it actually being a bizarre combination of four distinct organisms working in concert. No really. These little buggers drift through the water and deliver paralytic stings to fish and humans alike. Out of respect for the excruciating pain they are able to inflict, we bowed to their superiority as they usurped our surfing lessons three times during our stay in Durban.

And wouldn’t you know it – they’re actually blue.

Six hundred meters off the beach is a shark net to keep the Durban coastline safe from toothed predators, but the tentacly kind manage to find their way in.

Little shits eating into my surfing time.

Advertisements

4 responses to “Bluebottles

  1. Pingback: Taster Trip 2014 | Lessons learned in Durban | The Menace of the Years

  2. Pingback: I give you: The Meditators | The Menace of the Years

  3. Pingback: The saddest bus tour | The Menace of the Years

  4. Pingback: Taster Trip 2014 | Final itinerary | The Menace of the Years

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s