Last Man Standing
Join Date: Aug 2008
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Re: Big Freakin' Sails
We all used Bonine. My dad's a pharmacist and recommended it. It's been great in the past. This time - not so much. We also tried the wrist bands later, but they didn't really do anything for them.
About 30 minutes outside the jetties in the big swells (we were beating into them), I was trying to keep the boys interested in the ships, etc. BigSmack went first - he's the most susceptible to motion sickness. LilSmack followed him to the rail about 5 minutes later. Then I started in right after them. It was the first time I've ever been sick. So I'm not sure if it was sympathy hurling or what.
After a couple of hours and one more trip to the rail, I was fine. But it took LilSmack 8 hours to get his sealegs - and 20 hours for BigSmack (poor dude).
Even so, they never complained, never asked to go back, nothing. They just powered through it. Then they brightened right up and started having fun after it passed. I was so proud of them. Tough little dudes.
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Last edited by smackdaddy; 11-04-2013 at 07:03 PM.