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    Re: Bonus Exotica January 2011
    From: Bill B
    Date: 2011 Jan 15, 03:33 -0500

    On 1/14/11 6:21 PM, Patrick Goold wrote:
    > Is it hopeless for me or is there a way to cope?
    Regarding seasickness, I have been very lucky. No matter how cast iron
    your stomach, there will be some combination of heel, yawl and pitch
    that will get you someday--be it mild or wild seas and wind. I have seen
    people deathly ill on the same craft I am on.  If feeling a bit queasy,
    stay above and get fresh air, look at the horizon, or steer if you can.
    Contrary to popular opinion, if I feel it coming on a wee bit of spicy
    food (sardines in hot sauce) and a beer or a nip of 151 rum helps me a
    lot. But I like that anyway ;-)
    A more common cure seems to center about taking ginger when you feel (or
    suspect) the first symptoms. I like Vernor's ginger ale (the official
    ginger ale of my great-lakes cruising mates). I believe Canada Dry
    advertises their ginger ale is made with real ginger.
    The companion is ginger snaps (cookies). Some swear by Trader Joe's
    triple-ginger ginger snaps. (Trader Joe's is a USA chain store, with
    extremely limited locations.)
    Also mentioned on-line is any form of crystallized ginger.
    What works best for me?  Sleep onboard the night before we depart.  I
    have slept in gales in the rear birth.  The first half of the night I
    felt myself rolling about and a large sense of motion.  Somewhere after
    4 hours I was aware of the pressure changing on my body as I rolled, but
    had no sensation of motion. Inner ear had adjusted.
    Hope that helps.
    Bill B.

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