Sailing along the Pacific Coast, means donning a Scala hat, especially at the age where brown spots magically appear daily. Wearing a broad brimmed hat on the water is mandatory, regardless of its lack of a fashionista appeal. Movies and TV ads never show the woman aboard a sailboat in an ugly hat or flattened hat hair. Oh no, they look gorgeous, nautical, tanned and relaxed. Reality, the Scala hat can’t just be any cap, no, it has to be full-on with a wide brim for maximum sun protection.
It’s bad enough you have to wear the thing, but it’s never discussed how trying it is to keep the ugly hat on one’s head out in the wailing winds. No … Read the rest