This lion's mane was slightly smaller than the one we saw on the 28th July - see post here. His bell was about a foot across, but the still conditions enabled some much better pictures of him. He was close in to the shore, only a few metres from the beach where we launch the kayaks and where a small group of campers from Trevor Potts' Ardnamurchan campsite were splashing around in the shallows. Apparently, lion's mane jellyfish spend most of their one-year life out at sea, then come inshore and choose a nice, calm bay in which tospend their last days. It'll be interesting to see whether we see him in the same bay again.
Since the family enjoys swimming off Ormsaigbeg, we tend to take a kayak with us and spend a few minutes circling round checking for jellyfish before anyone takes the - usually rather cold - plunge. We also have an emergency pack which contains a small bottle of household vinegar, some shaving cream and a safety razor, and some antihistamine pills.
Many thanks to Rachael Haylett for the beach picture.