National Geographic : 1957 Aug
© National Geographic Society 264 Muriel Thurber and (below) Florence Robinson Any Hat Is Better than None Under the Hot Northern Sun The adventurers brought coats but saw little rain; carried netting but met few mosquitoes; packed sweaters and gloves but sweltered in June heat. By contrast, most of the party needed sun hats but failed to bring them. Florence Robinson, a strawberry blond, escaped severe sunburn by traveling like a woman of mystery, swathed in mosquito netting. Gloves shield her hands. Florence Rucker wears a more conventional sun helmet. + Muriel Thurber learned to balance a pan on her head; Celia Hunter relied on a battered rain hat. Lashed together, the flotilla prepares for a lunch afloat.