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Yep, I had that happen too. We had to snorkel over to the Baths on Virgin Gorda when we were on a sailing trip and my waterproof sunblock twinkied out. I was really fried kinda all over and worried for the rest of my trip 'cos of the derm appointment I had the day after we got back.
She walked in…"Kim Jones, don't even tell me your are this sunburned." I told her that it actually looked better than it did the day after it happened and she laughed. And agreed that proximity to the equator was prolly a factor. Also reflected light. She gave me a catalog from Sunday Afternoons and said to get some of those rash guard shirts. ( I got some cute ones and some board shorts.)
I peeled and peeled. Someone did tell me that they liked my 'tan'.
So my friend, it does happen and I am glad that you are living your dream with a great guy and a nameless boat. That's all that matters.
Take good care, K.
PS We know that you are careful about sunscreen and covering up, right? Just checkin'.
Live and learn. I'm sure it won't be the only time since you are planning to live on the boat. Like all new things, it will take a bit of trial and error to figure out what works the best for you! Happy sailing!
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