Vanity Checklist Week 3 Mile 250
Body Odor – Purchased deodorant at Refuge bay.
Paid $4.00 for a shower, it was glorious! Then ruined it the same day, diving for sea urchins for dinner. (worth it)
Leg hairs – Long enough to detect bugs – an excellent early warning system…. But Not attractive at all!
Eyelashes – I forgot what eyelashes look like by now.
Nose – Red from a sun burn.
Vanity checklist Mile _Vanity…. ( Hah!) I am a pirate of the sea.
Barnacle wound. Even my tough hands can get cut.
Hanging out at story time after a long day.
Vanity check list Week 4 Mile 500
Once I clean up a bit….. – Warm shower in shearwater –
My hair is permanently tangled, but long and quite blond.
Despite a few scrapes and bruises, my body is tan and lean.
I actually look younger. Even with hairy legs and light eyelashes, I think I look pretty good. I don’t look 47 that’s for sure.
To sum up….
I have discovered the fountain of youth!– Just trash yourself with physical activity and living on the sea, for a few weeks and a few hundred miles, then add in an occasional shower and cleaning.
This is living!, OK its not a mug shot. photo by Tracy C
Shearwater after a shower, and sleeping under a roof. Mile 500
“I think soap is overrated, my skin in doing pretty good”
Here is my secret recipe for looking younger – It is guaranteed to remove superficial wrinkles, trim you down and make you look and feel 10 years younger!
step 1. One month salt treatment for hair and skin. (Rinse daily with occasional castile soap, cold salt water cleaning with chamois cloth dry off.)
step 2. Fresh air 24 hours a day 7 days a week.
step 3 Sleep outside on the ground, eat outside on the ground.
step 4 Paddle 500 miles in 4 weeks.
I love fucus & dreadlocks!
Vanity checklist 600 miles. Week 5
Tooth brushing – Not done every day. Depends upon where we camp, when we eat, where we land and how many predators.
Our Toiletries are not kept near the tent, making these things more difficult.
I have failed to plan ahead – Hike up on land, dig a hole to crap in on more than one occasion. It’s just a good fucus wipe on the beach where I live, eat & sleep. (When I’m not paddling).
(This is really bad for an ecology teacher, I know better, but nature calls and too many times there is no access to land.)
I really have hairy legs now!
I am almost out of contact solution, thanks to that Brown Bear episode. I hope I can make it to Ketchikan with what I have. My glasses suck, especially in the fog and rain.(the weather here).
My hands are so reddish-brown.
My fingernails are either broken off or have sand and dirt far underneath them.
Each finger has bug bites and swollen red spots.
However, my hands work just fine and my skin has performed very well over the past 5 weeks and 660 miles Not one blister or rash.
Sea aged left hand. Swollen from water all day,salt & weather.
Sea aged right hand.
Mile Not 1 blister, just my tough hands