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#962 Getting Seasick

Posted by Tall Ships America on December 23, 2011

Once of the most common fears I hear about sailing on a tall ship is of getting seasick.  While this can be debilitatingly true for many, for the most part I find that people talk themselves into the nausea. Seasickness is generally thought to be the physical reaction of our body trying to balance out the disconnect of what we are feeling (the motion of the ship), and what we are seeing (a still world). 

Sailing isn’t all sunshine, full sails and dry feet. Sometimes, you have to accept the bad with the good. Good being that you are having this sailing experience, building on your skills and learning how to deal with setbacks…but at the cost of your lunch.

However, like many uncomfortable things, seasickness doesn’t last forever. Once you get your equilibrium back, you can finally enjoy your tall ship experience knowing that you just went to a deep, dark place to come out on the other side stronger and with a great appreciation of ginger. And that first moment when you realize that you don’t have to feed the fish anymore? Awesome.

(For a not-for-lunchtime video from the Mythbusters team on the best cure for sickness, click here or you can just click here for the results.)

Have an idea or a story you want to share? Email it to me at erin@tallshipsamerica.org and I’ll add it to the blog with props to you.

Major credit to 1000 Awesome Things for the inspiration

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