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After a 12 day passage, I never knew that concrete could move soooo much! That lasted for 3 days...the plane ride home from St. Thomas was worse...talk about lavatory claustrophobia
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I always found it difficult to get used to noise again after being on the ocean for days. Especially if you are going through an airport to get back home.
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Lots of people will get "land sick" after a long passage. Its worst in the shower when you close your eyes.
Or just walking up the walkway to the shower

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After a 12 day passage, I never knew that concrete could move soooo much!
That's called sea-legs; and it's the opposite of being seasick. Your body adjusted to the motion of the boat to help your perceived environment feel and appear more stable; and once ashore that compensation is still working but the earth does not move as the boat did.
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Well, technically, your bed was aground... at least if you live in a terrestrial home.
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I don't know how many times, after coming home from a long trip, I woke up convinced my bed had run aground!

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I think singlehanders have a harder time adjusting because sleep is such an issue. I remember waking up startled just because I had slept longer than the alotted time, this would go on for days.
I live aboard now and sleeping on land makes for a bad night, too quiet and still, I don't know how those land dwellers do it .
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I've never been seasick but I have (no kidding) been land sick twice...

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I haven't cruised yet but I lived aboard for a couple years on a mooring. I haven't slept well on land since. It's been 10 years. I need another boat.
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After longterm cruising these effects are more likely to dimenish. My wife and I have been living aboard for 38 years and our current time "out" began in 2002. We leave the boat at times for a few days ashore, but those types of responses posted above don't happen for us. It does sound exciting though. Maybe we're missing a thrill! 'take care and joy, Aythya crew
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