Just over a mile south of my house the high wall of the mountain meets the beach and continues marching out into the ocean. The collision of the old lava flow and restless sea create a perfect break for boogie boarding.
Despite being under a Tropical Storm Watch it was a spectacular day for strolling the beach - if you watched where you stepped.
Thousands of Portuguese Man O'War were washed up on the beach (bottom photo), which led me to keep out of the ocean today. I vividly recall my worst encounter with one many years ago when I hit it with my hand while swimming. It felt like someone had slammed a hammer onto my hand with all the force they could muster. I have no desire to repeat that experience ever again.
I'm a guy who likes to get out into the ocean several times each week and interact with the creatures I encounter there. I often swim with dolphins, sharks, rays, and whales. Check out my photos on my website: www.TropicalLight.com