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04.23.2021 (21 Days Ago)

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Sea Sick!
Sea Sick!
21 days ago 28 comments Categories: Lifestyle Tags:

Last Saturday I went sailing with my friends David Berger and Guy deBoer (pictured). Sailing

If the name Guy deBoer is unfamiliar to you, mark it well as he will be world famous at the end of next year when he (and his boat Spirit) will be the first American solo sailor to win the around the World Golden Globe Race which starts in France. 

David and I are supporters who took the opportunity on a beautiful sunny day to enjoy sailing on Spirit.  

Only problem was that almost as soon as we left the harbor I got queezy and it got worse and worse (and worse)...

Seeing my discomfort, I was urged to focus on the horizon and asked if I wanted to turn around.  
I don't know what was worse, the feelings and rumblings in my body or the ignominious thoughts of quitting in my mind. 

Of course, I resolved to endure, minute by minute, wave by wave, breeze by breeze (Queeze by Queeze) while my crew mates cheerfully chatted away like old salts, drank beer, munched on Hero sandwiches and found their sea legs.

In the end, I made it through the ordeal with a very small victory (I never leaned over the side) 
and great admiration for what lays ahead for Guy.

I suppose that’s the Spirit!

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  •  NSpizz wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Next time go to the drug store and buy sea bands. They go on your wrist and work like acupuncture. Costs about 5 bucks. I use them whenever I go on a cruise
     
       
     
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  •  Daniel_Schwartz wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    My wife also gets sea sick easily and that means minimal times going out on a boat, unless it's a cruise ship, then she is fine.
     
       
     
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  •  Paul_Napolitano wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Worst feeling! I get it often out on the water when the boat is stopped and we are just rocking.
     
       
     
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  •  Judy_Mauer wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    The worst part is knowing it’s a long way back to land - and having to endure it for the length of the voyage. By the way there is no shame in leaning over the side.
     
       
     
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  •  Benjamin_Geizhals wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I’ve spent the whole day with my eyes closed until we got back to shore...and that was after leaning over the side.
     
       
     
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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You made it!
     
       
     
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  •  Victoria_Drogin wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Terrible feeling! I used to get so seasick as a kid on my uncles fishing boat, they used to let me throw up over the side because it attracted the big game fish. LOL he said I was better than the chum bucket. Dramamine works, but then you just want to nap.
     
       
     
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  •  Dana_Charlton wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    You're a braver man than I!
     
       
     
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  •  ShelleySimpson wrote 21 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Been there! As with most of life, we keep on sailing along.
     
       
     
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  •  Odey_Raviv wrote 21 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    You SURVIVED. Love the imagery of queeze by q and breeze by b.
    Being sick on a ship is horrible.
     
       
     
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  •  RayW wrote 20 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I know the feeling; but you kept your bearings and didn't "chum the waters"
     
       
     
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  •  Cayce_Crown wrote 20 Days Ago (positive) 
     
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    Happy to report that I don’t t suffer from that. I have a scary story of being a sea in a storm with the port side cap rails under water, no land in sight, 10 ppl sick and I kept making tea for the sufferers.
     
       
     
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  •  MitchTobol wrote 20 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    I love sailing. Go Guy go!
     
       
     
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  •  CarlyMeyer wrote 19 Days Ago (neutral) 
     
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    Sailing is amazing-I do love it too. Maybe try a little patch behind the ear next time.
     
       
     
     
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