Thursday, 3 June 2010

Remembering Jellyfish...



I recently heard on my local radio station Radio Merseyside that the old New Brighton beach was open again. I have really great memories of this beach as when I was a child we used to travel on the ferry across the River Mersey to New Brighton and then spend all day crabbing and exploring the rock pools of the beach. Sadly since the 1970s the beach went into decline but happily they are now rebuilding this great seaside pier and the beach is open now. Today I took my sons over to New Brighton and we had a marvellous time playing in the rock pools, building sandcastles in the new sand and having a paddle in the clear water and watching the big ships on the Mersey. However, my worst memory of New Brighton as a child was when I fell into a rock pool and got stung by jellyfish..unfortunately they are still there but my sons had great fun carefully scooping them up and throwing them into the sea so they didnt stand on them!!
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17 comments:

Sid said...

Ohhh not been to New Brighton for sooooo long, it sound good now !!

NuminosityBeads said...

I remember jellyfish from our childhood summer place in Maine, mostly the white ones accumulated on certain days but we were always wary of the red stinging ones.
I just love this photo, very much a nature's collage.
Kim

Kim Mailhot said...

Ah, returning to the joys of childgood is such a wonderful thing, isn't it ? How wonderful that you can share that with your son. Reminds me of my love for raspberry picking in the summers as a kid, eating almost as many as went into the bucket but one time getting badly stung by a wasp wanting the same fruit as me !
Lessons learned...
Cheers !

Creative Carmelina said...

hi lorraine
i've never actually seen a jellyfish in real life, and i don't know that i'd want to.
i'm not a big sea buff.
lol

glad you had a nice time.
have a great and creative day!
ciao bella
creative carmelina

Joyce said...

This is a gorgeous photo! Would you mind if I download it to my blog favorites file?

Lynn Stevens said...

Sounds like a wonderful place, glad they reopened it! I was stung by a jellyfish when I was a kid and it hurt!

La Dolce Vita said...

great photo, really felt like I was there! so glad you had such a great time. old and new memories mingling together! lovely!

lisa fulmer said...

great pic, how'd you manage to get such artistic composition?

Sheilagh (60 x60) said...

I must take a run over there haven't been for years. You picture is stunning:)

Lori said...

Love the picture, and what great memories!

LiveArt said...

Love the picture of the jellyfish and your story to go with it :) I also want to thank you for your kind words and support these past weeks, it's deeply appreciated!!

hugs, smiles, thanks and blessings,
Linda

msalcatraz said...

i used to go to new brighton beach when i was little. my boyfriend a few minutes away now so ive got to go back a few times.
i love fort perch. its gorgeous.

Melinda Cornish said...

this makes me so homesick for the pacific ocean............

Donna said...

Lorraine, That's a beautiful photo! At first I thought it was a piece of art because the perspective was so unusual. I grew up with lots of experience of jellyfish on the beach in Galveston.

Thanks for visiting!

dosfishes said...

Don't like jellyfish either, we don't have too many here. But the beach and playing in the sand, that is something I can relate to so well. Thanks for you comments. Love your butterfly reminder and your poetry tote. I had a chance to look around a bit, I see you love collage as much as I do.....Thanks, Corrine

Deborah said...

I remember as a child holidaying in Exmouth, Devon and there were hundreds of jellyfish in the water and washed up on the beach. I found a clear spot on the beach and stood there screaming my head off until my parents took me back to where we were staying. I love looking at photos of them in the deep sea but in real life they make me shudder (but not as much as slugs - eek).

Firenze said...

What a fab pic! TFS!
Helen -- Firenze Cards