Pelagic Trip I wish I didn't

To: "'jilldening'" <>, Karen Pearson <>, Birding Aus <>
Subject: Pelagic Trip I wish I didn't
From: REID Colin <>
Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 12:54:19 +1000
        For those of us who do suffer seasickness there is a non drug
alternative that I have tried with some success - my 12 year old daughter
has also used these to combat car sickness. It is a pair of wrist bands one
wears and the principle is based on acu-pressure.
        They are adjustable via velcro and there is a half 'button' on the
inside that one fits between the tendons on the inside of the wrist. I
believe they are available thru chemists and are relatively cheap and
re-usable. I can't swear they will ALWAYS work or work on EVERYONE, but it's
worth a try .............. and saves that 'blocked up' feeling I have
experienced with some drugs such as Quells!


-----Original Message-----
From: jilldening 
Sent: Wednesday, 3 April 2002 11:16 AM
To: Karen Pearson; Birding Aus
Subject: Pelagic Trip I wish I didn't

Hi All,

I went on the last seabird trip out of Southport, SEQld. It was my first
trip, and I wondered how to manage the seasickness aspect. I followed advice
and took nothing, as I don't have a history of travel sickness. I was sick,
but I still think it was good advice. You have to find out how your own body

I felt sick for a short while, then suddenly it hit me, I threw up very
neatly over the side, and immediately felt wonderful. I didn't regard the
seasickness as much of an issue. Just a bit more than blowing my nose.

The birds were great. Getting up in the middle of the night, driving for a
couple of hours,  being stuck on a boat in the middle of the ocean is not my
idea of fun, but it's the only way to see the birds.



Jill Dening
Sunshine Coast, Qld
26º 51'  152º 56'
Ph (07) 5494 0994

> From: "Karen Pearson" <>
> Reply-To: "Karen Pearson" <>
> Date: Wed, 3 Apr 2002 08:57:11 +1000

> After my last pelagic trip, while watching one poor girl be very ill, I
> wonder whether first-timers should be advised to play it safe and
> automatically medicate rather than risk spoiling a day out on the water.
> you are sick it is usually too late for any action.

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