“Travels to a Different Time”: August 7, 1970: The Great Jellyfish and Fly Massacre

Up at 6:30 this morning. Read a few chapters of my book “The Family” then rolled over and slept until noon and killed 23 flies before eating a meager breakfast of grapes. We went into town to buy supplies for lunch at the beach but missed the bus to Stafilos Beach so we took a cab for 50 cents to the beach. However upon arrival the negotiated price jumped to $2. We went to the tourist police and complained and ended up paying nothing. I was not happy to see a huge school of jellyfish drift in after my first swim. I do not want to get stung. I killed some 64 jellyfish that had washed up on the beach. Thank you jellyfish for ruining my day. Someone at the beach said jellyfish are a problem here in August. An Irish man said they are called Lion’s Mane jellyfish as they have them in Ireland. They have a nasty sting and can be fatal if the stung person is allergic to their sting.

Published by Robert K Stephen (CSW)

Robert K Stephen writes about food and drink, travel, and lifestyle issues. He is one of the few non-national writers to be certified as a wine specialist by the Society of Wine Educators, in Washington, DC. Robert was the first associate member of the Wine Writers’ Circle of Canada. He also holds a Mindfulness Certification from the University of Leiden and the University of Toronto. Be it Spanish cured meat, dried fruit, BBQ, or recycled bamboo place mats, Robert endeavours to escape the mundane, which is why he has established this publication. His motto is, "Have Story, Will Write."

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