In today’s countdown to my nautical travel pre-order, let’s talk about sea sickness!
For those who haven’t heard of it, sea sickness (or mal de mer), is essentially motion sickness induced by the constant movement of being on the water. For those who get carsick, you’re already aware of what it feels like. I seem not to be prone to either, thank my lucky stars!
What I didn’t know, is that sea sickness isn’t a sign that you’re a landlubber. Anyone who is prone to being motion sick stays, prone to motion sickness. The recovery/adjustment phase is just lessened by having recently been at sea (and yes, most people do recover after a few days! Your brain just needs a moment to reprogram itself).
Moral of the story: If you’re prone to motion sickness, but can’t live without the sea, go out often!
I’ve complied all sorts of random facts and experiences I encountered during my artist’s residency aboard Schmidt Ocean Institute’s Research Vessel Falkor, into a 36-page travel journal! Get a free PDF sampler of the upcoming travel journal right here: