I wish somebody could film us going into the water here on the beach because I’m sure it’s hilarious. We look like a family of crazy bee-keepers.
We wade into the water in thick, long overcoats, wide-brimmed hats that have a long flap in the back, and often shoes. And sometimes pants. There is no netting in the face but only because we are reluctant to freak out the public even more.
People stare but what can we do if our Eastern European skin can’t tolerate sun? The first day I was here in Florida was during the subtropical storm Alberto. I was outside for about half an hour. The sky was overcast and it was drizzling. There was no sun in sight for 50 miles around. And guess what? I burned.
And please don’t say sunscreen. We use the 75. And we slather it on constantly.