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Re: Retired and need to know the ropes (or lines??) :)
Being below can be challenging for some. We sail almost every possible weekend and after four years, my lovely bride still has problems going below while we're sailing. Going to head is OK for her, but staying in the cabin gives her problems. SO, I make all the lunches, and do anything that requires dedicated time below. If you start to feel disoriented, look out the port light at the horizon. You're brain will get a fixed point and make the necessary adjustments. It also helps to have something to hold on to. This gives it references for spatial relations. For your stomach, ginger root has been around for thousands of years and works wonders on most people. Most of all, you'll want to bring along a bottle of Merlot and a couple of unbreakable glasses for those gulf sunsets.
Fair winds and fairer evenings to you and Sully.