Hawaiian Sea Slug
It is a species of sea slug that grows to around 35 mm.
They float partially by means of an air bubble, which they swallow and store in their gastric cavity. They also have a rather unique defence mechanism – they store the nematocysts produced by jellyfish (their prey) in their own tissues to protect against predators. They are found in the waters off of the Big Island, Maui, Oahu and Kauai. They are rarely found on shore unless during periods of on-shore winds which bring them (and their prey) into coastal waters. Neat huh?
I have almost everything ready for tomorrow. I put this together rather quickly, but it is working out well. We are taking the canoe’s with us in the back of the truck and trailering the four wheeler’s behind us. A bunch of the women are bringing dishes so that we don’t have to bring it all ourselves. I just had to get the drinks, chips, dip and the meat.
I will dry rub some of it today as well as make the patty’s for the hamburgers, then freeze those over night. They will keep better that way and I wont have to do it while I am there. I am also picking up my nephews tonight to spend the night with me in the tent out at the lake. If we don’t we won’t get a good spot tomorrow morning. Anyway, have a good one and Happy Labor Day!
Labor day is coming up and I am not sure what I want to do. There are always tons of BBQ’s to go to, but it might be better to plan one myself down at the lake. Make a day of it fishing, swimming and eating good food, with good friends and family.
I think that is just the ticket for the up coming weekend. I think we will do it on Sunday rather than Monday. It gives people time to relax before they go back to work. To me that is very important after a weekend of play. I guess I better get started working on that list.
I think we need a little down time. We are taking a week off of work and getting out of town. We found beach houses for a really good deal and will rent one of them. We really love to go to the gulf coast and enjoy the pristine beaches there. It is peaceful and the people are really nice as well.
I was puttering around in the garage and dug out the bikes for a little maintenance. I think a bike trip tomorrow is just the ticket. We can go bicycling down by the river and enjoy what is supposed to be a lovely day. We can take a picnic lunch with us and eat on the bluff over looking the river. Maybe we can take the niece and nephew with us. They will love that I am sure.