Photographs of the mass beaching of bluebottles on Friday, October 31, have gone viral.
Brett Wallensky sent an image to the Bay Post/Moruya Examiner – and the image has since been beamed around the world, including to London and North America.
“They were alive and wriggling,” Mr Wallensky told the Bay Post of his Barlings Beach find.
“That was really eerie.
“We were very careful not to get stung.”
Mr Wallensky and partner Claudia are self-described “new grey nomads”.
Aged in their early 40s, the couple has been happily on the road for eight years.
“We are regular beachcombers,” Mr Wallensky said.
“It is something we had not seen before.
“All the rocks were covered with them.
“They were washing up constantly.”
Mr Wallensky has since been told that boaters had noticed “masses of them, waiting to come in”, offshore the Eurobodalla, at the continental shelf.
The couple was in Broulee last week visiting Mr Wallensky’s parents, Alex and Sue.
Brett grew up in Canberra.
The traveling couple by Tuesday had swapped the view of bluebottles for that of a battleship at Jervis Bay.
Happy travels, and thanks for the pictures and video!