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Old 19th July 2019, 17:19
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It will. It will.

2nd iteration added to get above the laconic minimum.

The rest of the comment is there just to explain, then I put this bit on to clarify the rest of it.
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Old 20th July 2019, 08:10
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Originally Posted by BobClay View Post

I was very lucky as sea sickness never bothered me,
Lucky man. I'd be sea sick the first day of bad weather, every trip, and it would take me about a day to stabilise and then my sea legs would be good to go for 4 months.

I have often tried to analyse Mal de Mer in a logical way and have tried all sorts of tablets and various remedies given by shipmates. Tablets work mostly, but drowsiness can be a problem. Homespun or natural remedies somewhat less successful, Dry toast and Guinness?, Ginger Nut biscuits?, tinned spaghetti?, an apple and a banana? none were very good.

I would be interested if any other shipmate suffered likewise and what was their fool proof remedy. ( Sitting under an apple tree will not be accepted).
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Old 20th July 2019, 08:38
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You're right, I think it was pure luck. Although sea-sickness is the source of much humour I think we all know that when you see somebody suffering from it, sometimes severely, it isn't funny.

I'm sure we've all been through those days of rough weather when you're not so much sea sick, but sick of the sea as you jam yourself into your bunk while the ship does a passable impression of a roller coaster combined with the waltzers on a fairground.

And then there's that 'whiplash' business when the ship takes a big greenie and the aft end goes into a mad jumping up and down spree. I've seen a game of 'Risk' in the bar turn into a real battle as all the pieces get scattered about the board. (No thought that the ship might be breaking up, just that the current invasion of Europe with little wooden blocks has been interrupted. )
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