The last few days there have been loads of jellyfish in the water at Hataitai Beach. Big spotted jellyfish, many with long loose streamer tendrils and orange crab-like 'legs'. The body so much bigger than a dinner plate.
I took a tiny little dip or two in the water (it was sooooo hot), swimming amongst them, and keeping a wary eye out. But as I got to see more and more jellyfish swirling around me, I gave up and exited (fast) for the shore.
There was one persistent jellyfish that appeared to change direction and make a diagonal drift towards me. Huh? How embarrassing to be 'chased' out of the water by a jellyfish! I read today that the movement by a swimmer somehow notifies a jellyfish's senses and they can end up moving in the swimmer's direction.
I don't know if I will go to the beach for the next few days.