As she sat on the rustic bench at the edge of the dock watching the boat's wake ebb and flow, she shivered from the cool morning breeze. She put on her royal blue, cat eye sunglasses to block the glare of the sun's rays reflecting off the water, and scooted closer to him for warmth. In another hour or so they would be getting on the boat they had chartered, so she poured a cup of hot cocoa from her thermos to wash down the pill the doctor had prescribed, just in case she needed it. She would have enough new adventures just learning to deep sea fish, without discovering she might be one of those who gets seasick, to boot. As the hour went by, a sense of queasiness emerged and increased within her making it difficult to concentrate on the friendly banter among the men about the kind of fish they hoped to catch. She glanced in the direction of the restrooms and quickly excused herself thinking, I thought it was supposed to keep me from getting seasick, not make me seasick!
|A picture of some fishermen in seven small boats near the foundation of the 3,261' long Yaquina Bay Bridge, Newport, Oregon. Passengers on deep sea fishing charter boats often see sites like this as they head for the deeper water.|
I get it. I am not a seafaring man either!ReplyDelete
Since my dad took pills to prevent seasickness, I was playing it safe, but I really think the pill was the "problem" for me. Once we were out on the boat I was fine. I haven't taken any pills to prevent seasickness since and have been fine out on boats.Delete
It takes a lot to make me seasick, but everyone who gets that way has my sympathy.ReplyDelete
When I get the flu or eat something that doesn't agree with me, it is my earnest wish to not throw up. I think I was allergic to the pill the doctor gave me to prevent seasickness, or something.Delete
Oh, yes. I have been seasick (on the boat) and it is not fun. I could visualize the story perfectly, especially the early morning chill.ReplyDelete
Oh, no. Being sick on the boat would have been even worse. I'm glad you were able to visualize the story.Delete
I have not had that experience (of being seasick). I hear it is quiet unpleasant.ReplyDelete
Liked that sense of anticipation sitting at that dock. Could relate to it.
If having seasickness comes anywhere near to how I felt that morning, when I hadn't even stepped on the boat, I would definitely not put that experience on your wish list.Delete
Thank you. I'm glad I was able to depict the sense of anticipation sitting on the dock.
I have been really fortunate and never have been seasick. And I hope to remain that fortunate. It would break my heart to not be able to go out in a boat! ZoeReplyDelete
Any other times on a dock or on a boat, fortunately has not caused me to feel seasick. I'm really thankful for that.Delete
I love your 2nd sentence.ReplyDelete
I'm a water person, don't mind being on boats and have been lucky not to have ever gotten seasick. I have however had motion sickness once, as a passenger in a van. I don't know if it was too strong coffee before we left, but I'd never felt that sick before riding in a vehicle!
Glad you enjoyed my 2nd sentence.Delete
I had motion sickness once on a bus loaded full of teenage girls. We were traveling to the coast through some very curvy mountainous roads after having stopped at a little store where we got corndogs and salt water taffy to eat. It took me a long time before wanting to eat corn dogs again.
No doubt! That's some food combo...taffy and corndogs😨ReplyDelete
No wonder my stomach revolted!Delete
I've never experienced seasickness, but have also never been in a boat in rough water or high seas, so I don't know. My husband would like to take a cruise, I am not so sure, as I tend to get very motion sick on winding roads, or rollercoasters. It was sad that the pill ended up being what made you sick, but at least you know you are ok once on the water. :-)ReplyDelete
It may be that there are better medications for such things as seasickness now. If you could find one that would work for you, you might be able to enjoy a cruise after all.Delete
Well that's no fun! I hope the trip gets better for her.ReplyDelete
It was off to a rough start, but after that things got so much better.Delete