motion sickness - want to be prepared for Easter

To: "Cheryl Ridge" <>, <>
Subject: motion sickness - want to be prepared for Easter
From: "Roger Giller" <>
Date: Thu, 13 Mar 2008 11:19:06 +1100
Hi Cheryl,

I still do a bit of off-shore fishing from small (6m) boats, though not as much as in my pre-birding days. Over the years I have found a routine that seems to work for myself as well as friends and family.

1. Don't change your breakfast routine. If you normally only have a bowl of cereal, just have that. If your stomach is used to Bacon, Eggs, Beans and Mushrooms on toast, don't surprise it by just having a piece of fruit.

2. We take either Travacalm or Dramamine at the end of breakfast. This usually equates to about an hour before we get on the water.

3. When on the water, look at the horizon regularly. This is also a great way to overcome the first signs of nausea. Motion sickness is related to the body's sense of balance and watching the horizon gives the brain a reference point other than that normally provided by the inner ear. We usually find that the quickest way to get sick is to put your head down to tie on a hook or similar.

4. Don't offer to help with the berley!

Happy Birding


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