Have you ever been sea sick? I have, and it's not a good feeling. My first time feeling sea-sick was actually on board a ferry -- of all places! In fact I wasn't the only one looking and feeling a bit green on that trip - lol. That was many years ago just after high school graduation, and we were on our graduation trip.
Back then, I didn't know that ginger can restrain a person from getting sea-sick. If I had known that, I would have considered taking some with me on the trip. On the other hand, who would have thought any of the passengers would have been feeling so green from riding a ferry boat! Seemed ridiculous at the time, but the water was very rough and they had quite a few large trucks parked beneath the deck on one side of the ferry.
Remembering that experience, when we went on our fishing trip up to the San Juan Islands three years ago, we took an ample supply of ginger. We took ginger in three forms. We had fresh ginger root, which we peeled and then rubbed a bit of the root onto our wrists. We also had ginger in the gel caps and made sure we took about three gel caps of ginger for breakfast, and then again later in the day. One last form of ginger we took was ginger cookies. Can't go without cookies!
In all, the various forms of ginger proved effective during our two day fishing trip, and we didn't get sea-sick at all! I also just learned that you can drink ginger tea to help clear up a cold! Ginger tea would have been an easy way to consume it for our fishing trip too, and next time I'll have to remember ginger tea! If you have a tendency to gingerly ride the waves, just remember a little bit of ginger goes a long way to heal your sea-sick tummy.
Sailing across the waves is one thing in a sailing vessel or sailboat, but what about on a surf board? It's amazing how surfers stay on the board as it is, but when the big one rolls in, it's even more awe-inspiring to watch the surfers. This is a big wave encounter, and it gives you goose bumps just to watch it!
Labels: Wild Waves