Gut Rumbles

April 11, 2006

he's back!

Rested, ready and somewhat sunburned, Dax is back. I missed him.

I'm glad that he got to do some deep sea fishing on his vacation. I LOVE deep sea fishing. I've been out many a time and almost never failed to load the boat with exotic fish--- black sea bass, red snapper, grouper, tuna, triggerfish and the usual shark, barracuda and amberjack. The only bad part is having to clean all those fish when you get back home.

I've never gotten seasick, either, although I've been in some pretty heavy seas and witnessed the suffering of others on a few occasions. That's GOT to be a horrible experience, because people really DO turn a greenish color as they barf their guts out. Which brings me to my Blog question of the day:

Have YOU ever been seasick?



Posted by: Maeve on April 11, 2006 08:48 AM

Yep...been around boats all my life. Was a dock boy in the early 70's on the Chesapeake with as big as 75' Chris Crafts and had never been seasick. Until I went on a cruise in the 80's. Haven't gone on one since then, but have been on many boats under 70' and have never been seasick since. I'm assuming it's due to not being able to see the water and anticipate the motion....

Posted by: JonW on April 11, 2006 08:59 AM

Just once - on a deep sea fishing trip off Mauritius. The only time I wasn't queasy was when I got a shot of adrenaline when I hooked into a fish. Caught a bonito, a wahoo and a dorado (dolphin as in mahi-mahi).
I didn't actually puke that I recall but I think I would have felt better if I could have done so.

Posted by: BlogDog on April 11, 2006 09:04 AM

.... only once.... halibut fishing in the Bering Sea... thirty foot boat and thirty foot seas by the end of the trip... I left a trail of puke from Cape Adagdak to Kuluk Bay...

Posted by: Eric on April 11, 2006 09:06 AM

no, never. I think about half of motion sickness is being scared..some people tend to get sick when the water is rough but not when it is calm and I have seen some get sick as soon as we get out of sight of land although the water is flat. yet the same person can get on rough water close to shore and never get sick..go figure..

Posted by: GUYK on April 11, 2006 09:09 AM

Once on a waterbed. it involved a fifth of rot gut and some guy I went to school with...

But I've never actually been on a boat so I dunno...

Posted by: Steph on April 11, 2006 09:41 AM


Posted by: Catfish on April 11, 2006 09:57 AM

Just once and the boat the never left the dock. Actually, maybe that doesn't count cause it wasn't the water under the boat, it was the wine in my head that made me sick.

Posted by: Libby on April 11, 2006 10:31 AM

All the time. i can't even go out for a casual boating without popping dramamine. i've lived in kansas my whole life. i'm a landlubber.

Posted by: Shelley on April 11, 2006 10:42 AM

Nothing can screw up a nice boat ride like being ankle-deep in smelly fish guts and blood. Your lunch always winds up smelling like farookin' bait.

Posted by: Jim -PRS on April 11, 2006 11:09 AM

Yep. You can bet on it. As soon as both feet leave the dock I get seasick. I get carsick too.

Posted by: Alaska Kim on April 11, 2006 11:29 AM

Never. And I go out quite a bit. Always pop a couple of dramamine before stepping onboard, plus bring a loaf of french bread to keep something on your guts, in case it gets rough. Stay away from coffee, too. The acid can get to some folks.

Posted by: The Other Mike S on April 11, 2006 12:17 PM

Oh yeah. Severe motion sickness, period. Can't even sit in the backseat of a car. No theme park rides for me.

But I LOVE to be out on a boat and I LOVE the water - especially when I'm out on the San Francisco Bay.

So...I take double the recommended dose of Dramamine and have a very mellow time!

Posted by: A Different Kim on April 11, 2006 12:25 PM

On our sailboat a month ago. We had friends from out of town on board. I barfed three times. It never happened before. At least I was down below!

Posted by: peggy on April 11, 2006 12:34 PM

Nope. Never. It's not in my genetic code to get seasick; half my family are fishermen or lobstermen...

Posted by: Lisa on April 11, 2006 01:54 PM

Never. Been around boats all my life & even work in the business. Never been on 30-foot seas tho...
Who knows what might happen.

Posted by: Horrabin on April 11, 2006 10:32 PM

Oh yes. I would get deathly sick every single time we weighed anchor and crossed the bar. It lasted a day or two but then I got my sealegs under me and all was well. Till the next time anyway.

If some lubber calls you a pussy because of an uncontrollable reaction, don't worry. Even after 40 years at sea, and rising to command His Majesty's fleets during the war against Napoleon, it still caused me many a queasy first day out.

Didn't help the French any. We still stuckit to em good off Trafalgar Cape.

Posted by: Admiral of the Fleet Horatio Nelson on April 11, 2006 11:27 PM
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