Don’t do it and you’ll be sprouting melanomas within minutes.
That’s the mantra that you see all over the place and it’s best not to ignore with “Oh, I don’t burn” bravado.
You WILL burn.
Anyone who’s taken photographs here is amazed by the leap in colour temperature compared with Europe, especially back in the good old Kodachrome days.
These folk on a kayaking tour in Kaiteriteri were being given the usual routine today – how not to roll the boat, how not to catch crabs with the paddle, how not to get a sunburn.
“I want to see yiz rilly slepping on that sunblock” she said.
When they pushed off, they looked like a seaborne flotilla of alabaster statues, if I’m honest….