Posted May 21st, 2012, 02:40 PM
On the glasses question. If you don’t wear glasses any good sun glasses will work. Polarized helps you see under the water better. If you wear glasses, I would use snow goggles over them. I had the auto dimming prescription glasses and between the bright snow and cold (which also dims the glasses) it got so dark I couldn’t see. For taking pictures I usually could see through the view finder, but not with the auto dimming glasses. I had to take them off to see through the view finder. So if I had regular glasses and snow goggles, I could just temporarily take off the snow goggles and take pictures.
Be sure and wear skin protection on the cheeks and nose. I had a baseball cap that help protect the forehead. 2 hours and you could be blistered depending on how sensitive your skin is.
I had Lasik 5 years ago, so no more glasses - woohoo! My eyes are super sensitive to the sun though, not sure if that's a side effect, or if I was just used to always having something in front of my eyes...
Thanks for the sunburn tip! I was in Anchorage this weekend and discovered that I can still burn through SPF 40 up there - sounds like it's the same at the other end of the world, too.
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