|Some islands put warnings on popular beaches. Some don't.|
|Those pretty little apple things? They are not apples.|
"Contact with the bark or leaves is very irritating to human skin and can result in severe dermatitis with blistering, swelling, and inflammation" pretty much sums it up. Thank you, National Parks Traveler, for a description I even more succinctly called Hideous Face. Okay, it wasn't that bad, but it felt that bad and for a bit, I wondered if I was going to go blind because of all the matter my eyes were producing in defense - the body is amazing, really - but a lot of face washing, plus using aloe (forget the cream, it felt better, which at the time was saying a lot, but the aloe felt great AND is healing the skin fast).
So now you know what NOT to do if you stumble near the manchineel tree - and you don't have to be rubbing your face in it. As I was told, you can go years and not have any reaction and then the 'next time' have a full blown reaction, the same as with bee or hornet stings. Now I know too.
We've also had wonky internet connections, also known as Semana Santa, that time of year that Culebra is invaded with campers from the big island and relatives from everywhere. Easter = Semana Santa/Holy Week. Of course, it is also Passover, but that isn't a real big holiday here...
|I have no idea what this means but I do notice it all starts in Puerto Rico and blurbles out from here. But then, everything does.|
I'll leave you with this.
|So long! See you next time!|
Have a toxin-free Tuesday! Do something that tastes like TA DA!