Day 286 – 27th October 2018 – Darwin

Today Col went for a bike ride.  I was tempted but it is seriously hot!  So I opted to stay and write up the blog while he rode his bike for an hour.

I have been mauled by midgies lately, even using DEET.  I think it is a mixture of both midgies and mozzies.  One arm has over 55 bites on it (I kid you not) and the itching is insane.  The humidity definitely brings them out in full force and I think it makes you sweat so you sweat off the spray protection.  Not sure what the answer is but they are driving me mad.  I think they have blooms where a new hungry batch are hatched and then nothing for a week or so.  Thankfully it is not everyday.  I might have to start covering up but it is just so hot that the thought of that is a little depressing.  I might try to up the DEET too, as we are using the lowest amount of 20% at the moment.  There has to be an answer.  A local up here has suggested Vitamin B12 so will give that a go too.

Tomorrow we plan to take the boat out and go fishing in Darwin Harbour.

2 thoughts on “Day 286 – 27th October 2018 – Darwin”

  1. Oh Kris, I feel itchy jyst reading this ,i hate mozzie with passion, can you find a water proof mozzie spray surely there us one ,like waterproof sunscreen ,ooooo maybe try waterproof sunscreen then aply deet on top two unhuman smells :)

    1. Hahahaha sorry Jo! I imagine you do hate them after you got that virus!!
      I am continuously on the lookout for mozzie/midgie protection options. That is a good suggestion and will see what I can find. x

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