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Seasick II - 27 January 2008

On board the Shackleton
Heading south
Sunny with a little cloud (nice sun bathing weather)

One hour - one lousy hour - from leaving Cape Town and I was in the toilet being sick! We hadn't even hit any rough sea. I went to bed yesterday afternoon at about 4:30 and slept almost solidly until 7 this morning.

Now I am armed with tablets, a sea-sickness patch and travel bands. Today I am feeling a lot better but the ship has slowed down a bit and I think we are running at a normal pace. (On the way out they were testing the full capacity of the engines which was why the ship was moving about a lot more - well that's my excuse to be ill). We have been warned of more serious weather in a day or so.

I'm not sure if the remedies actually work or if they just give you something to take your mind off the sea sickness: tablets make you drowsy, patches give you blurred vision and a dry mouth and travel bands leave grooves in your wrists, but I guess they must be working because I feel almost normal today.

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