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UNDERWATER by KRISS on 30 august 2016

Yesterday was one of those days when the weather in Nerja is fabulous, at least in the morning.
The water had been calm with absolutely no currents in the whole Alborran sea (south of Spain close to Gibraltar) which is quite rare and as a result the coastline was cristal clear.

In fact it is never Seychelles like Cristal clear and there are always algae and dust in suspension but you just can’t help it.

I met Leonie yesterday a young (20 years old) ballet dancer who wanted to realise underwater shots and since I have been wanted to try to shoot with more cloth than a dress, I advised her to bring large pieces of cloth.
She did ! And the largest she brought was a white mosquito net which unfortunately sinks very easily.
With very little manoeuvrability we had to give up the idea after a few shots of I would have dried her out of exhaustion.
I am still kind of happy with the few shots I took although framing the whole thing proved difficult, my only weight belt being my son keeping my head down, a difficult exercise in deeper waters.

Once the cloth back on the shore, before starting again with another kind of cloth, we decided just to relax with a few bikini shots and it was going quite alright until I kicked the bottom to go back to the surface and landed my foot on a sea urchin.
Ouch, I immediately felt there was something in one of my toe and we swam back to the shore once again.

Indeed there was something, almost 20 little needles which I could easily reach.
The first ones I removed with my fingers and everything went smooth.
I then made the terrible mistake to get tweezers (Leonie happened to have some in her bag) to remove the rest.
They all broke one by one and stayed under my skin.
We moved on to the rest of the shooting and my foot didn’t hurt while I was in the water.
When I got out the pain progressively increased for a couple of hours until my wife was finally able to remove the broken urchin pikes with a needle.
Then the pain seriously started to kick in, kind of numbing all my toes.
I rested my foot in a warm bath with salt and lavender oil.

My foot was OK again after that until night time when the pain really started to get uncomfortable and I had to bathe the foot again and take some ibuprofen.
This morning it seems alright and it’s the cut I got myself on the other foot, kicking another rock that hurts me !

I really should get myself a pair of cheap beach shoes !

#underwater #ouch #urchins

MOSQUITO NET AND SEA URCHINS

MOSQUITO NET AND SEA URCHINS

MOSQUITO NET AND SEA URCHINS

MOSQUITO NET AND SEA URCHINS

MOSQUITO NET AND SEA URCHINS

MOSQUITO NET AND SEA URCHINS

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COMMENTS

3 comments

Anonymous on 2016-09-03
Une féérie ...

Jimmy on 2016-09-02
I don't like them, I love them

Kriss on 2016-09-02
Thanks Jimmy, I have to show you the rest !

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