Hydration, hydration, hydration. It's so important, especially in hot, humid climates. Always make sure you have water on hand and use it!!!
I know mom's tend to watch out for everyone else and end up forgetting about themselves. On our last cruise in Grand Cayman, I was so concerned about my son getting burned while snorkeling (he's got blond hair, blue eyes and the light skin to match) that I completely forgot about putting sunscreen on my back. My son was fine, my husband was fine, but my back was lobster red! Ouch!!!
I'm so glad that you didn't really hurt yourself and ruin your trip.
Thanks for your stories. I'm really enjoying reading about your daily adventures. It makes me remember all the small details about our cruises.