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I TOOK A WALK ON the beach at sunset Friday and saw the music man again. When I saw him in July, he was shaking his maracas. In August, he had drumsticks and an air drum. This time, he was playing a tune on a harmonica that could momentarily be heard over the roar of the surf. The man is a virtuoso. You can see him handling his instruments below.
I knew of sea cucumbers, lemon sharks, and potato groupers. But Friday night I saw my first sea squash. It looked exactly like what you might find at the market — except for the sand.
But the biggest surprise for me Friday were the three sumo wrestlers.
CAMINÉ POR LA PLAYA AL atardecer del viernes y volví a ver al hombre de la música. Cuando lo vi en julio, estaba agitando sus maracas. En agosto, tenía baquetas y un tambor de aire. Esta vez, estaba tocando una melodía en una armónica que se pudo escuchar momentáneamente sobre el rugido de las olas. El hombre es un virtuoso. Puedes verlo manejando sus instrumentos a continuación.
Yo sabía de pepinos de mar, tiburones limón, y meros patata. Pero el viernes por la noche vi mi primera calabaza de mar. Se veía exactamente como lo que podrías encontrar en el mercado — excepto por la arena.
Pero la mayor sorpresa para mí el viernes fueron los tres luchadores de sumo.
35 thoughts on “Sumo and sea squash / Sumo y calabaza de mar”
Never heard of a sea squash, lol.
Someone lost theirs I guess (how does one lose a squash?)
Sumo wrestlers at the beach…..now THAT is a treat! They look like they are having a good time!! And ‘could be dancing’ …..yeah!.
Great photos by the way.
That’s why I’m sure it’s a sea squash and NOT a butternut squash. How DOES one lose a butternut squash? On the beach! I saw the three sumos several months ago. They were working out on the beach and they were all a LOT smaller!
Definitely a sea-squash; you can tell by the stem. The wrestlers seem to be having trouble keeping their pants on. Not that I object, of course.
Thanks for pointing out the distinction between sea and butternut. Now I know! The sumos all had something under those knotted jobs (sorry to disappoint).
Curses! Foiled again.
That’s how you tell that the sea squash is male. The females lack a stem and are quite often mistaken for butternuts. That is why there are so much fewer of them. I don’t know how to take the clunkiness out of that sentence, so it stands as is.
So grateful for that anatomy lesson. None of my books on sea creatures showed the difference between cis sea squashes.
That anonymous is me, Deedles. My first time!
I should have known!
The dancing sumos just might start a new trend unlike the 70’s disco craze, you never know.
Jim and I had a dance around the room the other day because well we just had to. Winks!
You and Jim have regular dances around the room. I’m so glad!
Sea squash and sumo wrestlers, LOL! Will wonders never cease?
And all during my scenic walk at sunset. What a town.
I do love a man who knows how to handle his instrument. The sumo wrestlers/dancers were a pleasant surprise! I was expecting more blubb….I mean flesh 🙂 That sea squash though! I shouldn’t be laughing so hard at six in the morning. Everybody else is still in bed asleep. Thanks for the morning starter, Scoot.
I saw the three Sumos working out on the beach in recent months. They were all a lot smaller than they are now. So, this is clearly serious business (although they did a lot of laughing while they wrestled). I wonder how the sea squash would be on a spit over an open fire at one of the chiringuitos. I hope it’s not too fishy tasting.
Very rare squash in deed. Let’s hope sumo on the beach catches on.
I hope to see these guys again. I took the photos from a long distance in bad light. Maybe I can introduce myself and get permission for better shots.
It’s like you entered a different universe during your stroll.
That it was. I smiled a lot during that walk.
hope the wrestlers don’t lose their “costumes”.
Wickedhamster hoped they did! Sadly, as I told him, they were all wearing something under those wrestling “straps” (one was made from a T-shirt, I think).
I have a lovely recipe for sand squash soup.
I wonder if it’s too fishy tasting for me.
I’m jealous. I want to have music in my head all the time.
Going to have Sea Squash for dinner tonight. Thanks for the idea.
The music never stops. Everything makes me think of a song. They often run through my head for days. Sea Squash in Idaho? I hope it’s fresh! It’s terrible when it goes off.
The legs on that one guy are enormous!
I saw those guys working out on the beach — I think it was in May. They were NOT big like that. Clearly Sumo is serious for them.
Ah yes, the Butternut of the Balearics. They drift to the mainland from time to time, wreaking havoc in the shipping lines. That’s why I never sail to Ibiza in the fall.
Walt the Fourth:
Isn’t that what got the Titanic?
I simply adore this exchange. Sounds like a conversation David and I would have…
Sadly for Walt, he and I often think the same way. I’m grateful. SG doesn’t understand me most of the time.
Oh, no. That would be the Acorn of the Atlantic. Even more deadly because it’s frozen.
Walt the Fourth:
Ah, yes. How could I forget that sea squash species?!?
If I was on that beach and saw those sumo wrestlers, I’d need a nice cold wave to wash over me.
I’m sure they’d be flattered.