12 thoughts on “Weekend Question Thread

  1. I haven’t during the very very limited times I have been to sea. And by “to sea”, I mean by and large “to Lake Superior”, so… who knows?

  2. Not yet, and that includes a number of variably rough pelagic birding cruises up to about 70 miles out of Monterey and Westport. Good thing too, because I love seabirding. One of my friends is just the opposite. He likes seabirding as much as I do, but gets seasick walking across a wet lawn. I feel for him; seasickness looks like it’s absolutely no fun at all.

  3. Not as in nausea – I notice I can develop headaches for long periods of motion; cars, boats, planes. I’ll gladly take this compared to the traditional forms of motion sickness, which my wife is very prone to.

  4. Not to my knowledge — have never been in rough seas. Many years ago I’d sit in a friend’s small sailboat for trips in protected Gulf water (near Marsh Island) without any problems.

  5. I’ve had it briefly, but just looking at the horizon for a minute always took it out.

  6. watch the horizon, watch the horizon. i guess riding a ferry from copenhagen to the mainland i didn’t, tho on lake Michigan on a sport fishing boat, it was far more rough. watch the horizon, tho i did real in 3 big trouts,

  7. What muddy and joejoejoe said.
    When I was in the Navy I only got sea-sick on the first day out of port after an evening before of heavy drinking. But truth be told I might have been equally nauseous walking down a wet sidewalk, there being nothing like knowing this is the last drink for three weeks or so to make heavy drinkers say “Just one more!” about five or six times after mid-night.
    But should you be caught out at sea (or in the known hellish conditions of Lake Superior on a summer day) and start feeling ill the best thing you can do is go outside (‘aboveboard’ for purists) and stand the rail breathing deep and fixing your eyes on the horizon. Because the O2 is good and the horizon thing tells your enter ear that the world hasn’t gone crazy, but maybe most importantly because you don’t have to worry about finding a toilet (‘head’) or a waste basket (U.S. Navy ‘shitcan’) if you do lose it. Because ‘fish food’ plus chances are the ocean or lake will clean the side of the boat for you.
    But seasickness is no joke. Except when it is:
    First Man: at Rail looking Green and Wretched
    Second Man: “buck up! after all sea-sickness won’t kill you!”
    First Man: “Please shut up, it is only the hope of death that is keeping me alive!

  8. Meclazine (sp.). Now available OTC as non-drowsy (or less-drowsy) Dramamine. I love sailing, I’m not about to let my inner-ear and stomach’s disagreement get in the way. This drug, too, works pretty well for nauseous hangovers (head-ache hangovers require Advil).

  9. Not usually….no problems with the English Channel or ropugh water or airplanes or roller coasters, etc. However, I have found that 3D movies tend to give me motion sickness -saw “Hugo” in 3D -loved the film! No more 3D for me!

  10. Only if the water is really rough. Crossed the English Channel in the winter once and all you have to do is say English Channel and I get pale, glassy eyed and queasy.

  11. Not often, but I did lose my lunch, literally, on the Eastern shuttle back in the early 70s, and I was green around the gills for maybe 24 hours after a few hours in a three seat helicopter. I’ve never been seasick on a boat or in a car though.

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