Black Fly Ointment La Mouche Noire en Rouge

La mouche noire est arrivée pour sa saison courte (espérons-le). Oui je l’admets même ici à mon paradis, ces insectes nous irritent avec ses explorations dans tous les racoins de nos corps! Mais il y a un tonique pour enlever la picote…

I cannot deceive you. Even here in paradise those pesky black flies have arrived. With their minute selves on a hunt for blood they infiltrate all crevasses and projections of exposed flesh. The sad truth is evident at the end of the day as red welts appear, well, everywhere!

I was down taking photos of the high tide of the full moon around 12:30 today and spied a baby jellyfish. AHA! The water must be warming. Off came the Billy boots and socks. Up the pants got rolled.  Into the water I dipped my toe, then my feet and walked about until the salt water covered my black fly bites. After 10 minutes, there was no more itching…miraculously cured or rendered numb, I am not sure which it was.

Autre que le jardinage, l’eau est une autre de mes passions. Quand je prenais ma marche ce midi le long de l’océan, j’ai vu un bébé méduse. Alors c’était le temps pour moi d’entrer dans la mer! Quel soulagement de mes piqures! L’eau salée ou l’eau froide, j’ignore.

Quand je suis retourné en maillot, les ventes étaient élèves et la marée trop basse pour nager. Within 90 minutes when I returned in a bathing suit, the winds were high and the water too low to swim.  Oh well, let’s hope that there will be many more opportunities this summer!

Je nous souhaite beaucoup plus de journées de plage que de jours de mouches noires cette saison!

 

High TIde at the Bay                                                                                 Low tide Bar           High Tide at the Bay         Marée haute                                                                                                                  Low Tide Bar      Marée Basse

 
Ah...soothing salt La solution pour piqûres
 
                                                                                                        Ah…soothing salt       La solution pour piqûres

 

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2 thoughts on “Black Fly Ointment La Mouche Noire en Rouge

  1. Andrew

    yes as the blood flows away from your extremities to preserve the core of your body…the itching from fly bites goes away.

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