Friday, 11 July 2008

Red Flag day

All of the times I have been down to the beach there has always been a Green Safety Flag up on the lifeguards seats. It's always been interesting to see what conditions you need for a red flag?

Then the other weekend when down the beach with my mum and niece I went for a swim out to the buoys (I really need to find out how far these ones are) and as I was swimming out there was a Sea Mist coming inland.

By time I got to the bouys and turned around I could hardly see the beach as the mist was so dense and everywhere. It was pretty freaky.

By time I had got back to land the fog was just rolling up the beach slowly, it looked, for want of a better word, sweet!

I then looked and noticed that I couldn't see the buoys I had swam too. In fact I couldn't see much of the sea.

Then I could over here a lot of chatter on the life guards radios and the one stationed right behind us was a lot more alert and after a few minutes put up a red flag.

So me and Megan celebrated.

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Good bye Green Flag

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Hello Red

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The reason for the Red Flag

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In the middle

And my favourite photo
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Hard day at work?


Sea Mist

The missus was told that this happens quite often. We were shocked by this as I had never seen it before and neither had the missus and she has visited quite a lot before we moved.
But our tipster was right. It's already happened three more times in this week alone, this morning it was very dense, I could only just about make out the buildings across the road.

Next is a Double Red Flag. I'm guessing I need a swarm of man-eating jellyfish for this....fingers crossed.

3 comments:

Boy said...

I want to be on a beach!! Damn you! Are you aware how freaking wet it is in Manchester??

Quick question for you: We were having a raging discussion about this in my band t'other day: What's better, The Eraser or In Rainbows?!

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

For a moment there I got excited and thought it was raining in spain.

Boooooooo.

Why can't we just get mist. Sea mist, land mist, any mist. Just not rain and cloud.

Robbie said...

@boy I've heard England has been rainy in general. But you won't be in Manchester for long.
re:quick question. That sure is a toughie. I doubt I could answer that. That's something you'd need more then a comment box to respond too. But I am listening to more In Rainbows stuff at the moment. (But I did spend most of 2006 listening to just The Eraser and DJ Shadow.)

@JoanneYou'll be glad to hear that this morning, where we are staying this week in a town called Frigiliana, it was in fact raining....ok spitting, but water was still falling from the sky.