Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Beach Time

I wanted to go for a walk on the beach this afternoon.  I parked my car and started to walk toward the water.  I also started coughing like crazy and then sneezing.  I am predicting that there will be a red tide warning in the next day or two.

The water was kind of murky anyway.

I checked the air quality report on the library web site and it was listed as good.  Well, I consider myself an early warning system for the presence of red tide.  As soon as I left the beach the coughing and sneezing stopped completely.

My friend Diane is coming for a visit on Friday.  I am very excited.  I found a good place to rent a bicycle, I have tickets for a concert, there is a Greek festival in Sarasota, an orchid show and a quilt show in Venice, restaurants to explore, and I do hope we will get some beach time.

11 comments:

  1. Have a great time with our friend. Sounds like a jam-packed and great fun time. and let us know if your premonition about the red tide is correct.

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  2. I am embarrassed to say I had to look up the definition of red tide. I read that many manatees are killed each year by it. It's hard not to love a manatee so I'm sorry to learn some may die.

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  3. I hope your warning system was wrong this time.
    It sounds like you are Diane are going to have a great time!

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  4. Oh, I do remember those red tides. Cough cough. However when the dead fish wash up, I use to brave the smell to troll the beach for the array of specimens was incredible to a marine biologist wanna be.

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  5. Enjoy your time with your friend! Party on!

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  6. Fun to have a friend visiting. It sounds like you gals will be busy. I had no idea you are an allergy barometer!

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  7. Always love learning something new from my blog friends. It was interesting to research red tides and learn of algae bloom.

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  8. Well, at least you don't have the flu. Lol. What you have planned sounds exciting. Enjoy.

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  9. Sounds like you have a wonderful visit planned! Enjoy!

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  10. I had to look up red tide also. Seems you were right as there were several articles about its appearance.

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  11. This is so interesting. So you must have some sort of allergy to the pollen(?) from the algae.

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