Those of us who live on the Treasure Coast or are just visiting here love the sun. But remember that the sun is like the ocean. Love it, yes. But treat it with respect. It can be dangerous. I know. I’m fair skinned and freckly, a legacy of my ancestors in northern Germany and Ireland. I spent a lot of time in the sun – on the beach and on the water. Until about five years ago, I never put on sun-blocker. I would get burned and peel and eventually tan. Actually, my tan was more of a maroon. Then I noticed a purple spot on my chest. A melanoma, said the dermatologist. It was remo
Two months ago, a woman from Germany was severely injured by a shark off Vero Beach. She survived. But it was a reminder to everyone on the Treasure Coast to exercise care when going into the ocean. It happened about 11 a.m.