February 6, 2012 – A rough day at sea along the coast of Chile

Day 32

Oh oh! The seasick bags and Dramamines are back out. While there seem to be more people being affected by the motion this time, it hasn’t seemed to bother us at all. Sally has these wrist band things that are supposed to prevent motion sickness but she hasn’t needed them so she loaned them to nice lady we met from British Columbia who said she really believed they helped her. It seems there are many cures and preventions for this malady, but I am not sure if it isn’t all some sort of Voodoo. There are patches, wrist bands, pills, apples, crackers, avoid drinking liquids, go outside in the cold wind, stare at the horizon……..

As much as we like to cruise, I am very glad we are not affected by it. By the way, in over 35 cruises, I have only seen 3 or 4 days that were rough enough to bother people.

I got a haircut today, and the poor young lady who cut my hair was suffering from the motion – not enough to send her to her cabin, but it obviously bothered her. She is from Ireland, and this is her first contract and first time on a ship. Good haircut!

Bouncing along the coast of Chile – it sure is a long skinny country.