Today’s tip for the sailing wife

Hand cream (and I learned this after the fact) is important; a petroleum jelly-based lotion or possibly just Vaseline or. While your hands will feel incredibly soft after a while at sea, the combination of wearing cold, wet, salty gloves will take its toll. You may find you need to keep your nails short to avoid them breaking, but as soon as you trim them the newly-exposed fingertips will sting from the salt. A couple of weeks after the trip and my fingertips are still peeling off.

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