Spent a few hours in the sun today and realized AFTER my legs and toes started cramping that I was severely dehydrated.  Don't forget to drink lots of water when cruising - it doesn't take much outdoors to get dehydrated especially in the Caribbean...

Where the hell was my cabana boy with my water??? Oh, he was golfing ....

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Years ago we used a complicated rehydration cocktail with salt, molasses, water and vinegar - couldn't find the old recipe - modern "oral rehydration solutions" seem less imaginative:

1 liter (about 30 fluid ounces or just over 4 cups) of clean water that has been boiled and cooled. 6 level teaspoons (30ml) of sugar ½ level teaspoons (2.5ml) of salt

I rehydrate with liquid that has been fermented, distilled or brews.

Water? fish use it for erotic purposes.

Seriously though - we've always been very careful to force fluids when traveling in the warmer climes - on our last trip to Egypt, my wife dropped her guard too soon - and when we got back to Europe she displayed serious symptoms of dehydration. Our original ORS recipe - served lukewarm - was particularly obnoxious - but extremely efficacious - got her back on her feet in no time.

DebbieVi, what's the sun? I don't think I've seen it around here in weeks, just clouds, snow and showers. Can't wait for sunny days starting on Thursday in Cocoa Beach!

I always drink lots of water throughout the day, and we've ordered a case to have in our room next Friday. The bottles are handier than my larger refillable one, for taking on excursions.

Yea, one must be careful. Dehydration not a good thing.

I hear ya ... I was so excited to finally see it - hope you see lots of sunshine soon!

Thanks. I just checked the Cocoa Beach weather - it's only going to be 66F on Thursday, our pre cruise beach day, so we might be the only tourists sitting there. At least it's going to be sunny. WooHoo.

And when the sun is intense, that 66F feels a whole lot warmer. Who says ear muffs on the beach is a bad thing - lol.

Just one of the many ways to shout out that we are tourists from the far north. Big Smile

I bring a water bottle where ever I go in Florida. You don't realize that you are getting dehydrated.


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