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Well I didn’t do bad, considering my track record. I had about 6-7 bites. A couple are still irritating but at least they did not swell or react badly. Still putting Anthisan on.

I used the Repel maximum strength wipes regularly and our suntan cream contained insect repellent. I can’t understand how I still got bitten apart from one day we stopped at Ship Creek. There were sandflies everywhere. We did put repellent on, but we both, yes Spencer too, got bitten. They are irritating little critters. We ended up running to the car. There were a couple of people actually on the beach, how I don’t know. Such a pretty place too. It’s where the river meets the sea, with rainforest type trees at the edge of the river. This probably explains the sandflies.

We have both been bitten in Singapore but that would have been by mosquitoes.

You have to be consistent in putting repellent on, not just at night, but also during the day if you go near rainforest or wooded areas or any long grass. (Well I have to).

Posted by JanSpencer 16:09 Archived in New Zealand

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