“So is this a world record?” Cornish Rock Pools Junior has just found 26 stalked jellyfish and is feeling rightly proud of himself.
“It’s a record for Portwrinkle,” I tell him. “They’ve never been found here before.”
“But is it a world record?” he insists.
I take a moment to consider this. Only a moment, because my hands are frozen from holding my camera in the water and another snow flurry is starting.
“Yes,” I say. “You now have the world record for finding stalked jellyfish in Portwrinkle.”
From the leaping and cheering, I’d guess he’s satisfied with that.