This is from Dawn—a new charcoal enthusiast living in South Africa who loves exploring nature in the water and on land.
“I have a charcoal story that may be new for you. While snorkeling in Zanzibar, Tanzania a few weeks ago, a beautiful purple jellyfish wrapped its 7in. tentacles around my forearm. Ouch!!! Once I got back to the boat I cracked open a charcoal capsule and smeared it over the area, effectively painting my arm black. 90% of burning sensation faded quickly. Several concerned passengers offered me painkillers and antihistamines, which I refused with a smile. Thankfully no one offered to pee on me as that would have been awkward. I refreshed the charcoal paint job a couple times and kept swimming relying on the seawater to maintain moisture. The angry red raised tentacle marks subsided within a couple hours. No painkillers, nor anything else, was needed.”