|Life guards complete their daily net drag of the area on either side of our dinghy. The stinger net swimming area is just to the left of shot.|
We had given no thought to these on our bare legs as we anchored the dinghy fore and aft and yet part of our reason to go ashore was to have a swim - within the stinger net enclosure! Go figure.
|A scary haul. The metre long tentacles on the bigger box jelly could kill a child and make an adult extremely sick.|
Even a detached tentacle retains its sting power for two days!
|The life guard's outfit is more like what we should have been wearing in an area of box jellyfish and other stinging creatures of the wet season..|
It was a good wake-up call to our complacency.
We'll head back into shore this arvo - with stinger suits and reef boots on.