Here I am on a friend’s 27-foot sailboat in 1975, sailing between the Hawaiian Islands. Although it should have been thrilling, I was absolutely too seasick to enjoy the trip. Dramamine had no effect on me. Most of the time, I lay on the deck, tethered to the railing and wearing a life vest, watching the waves soaring above our little boat:
Relieved to walk on land, I posed for this picture in Lahaina, Maui:
(Sorry the photos above are so faded, but I am too lazy to rescan them and adjust the color in Photoshop. The photos below are better, because they are relatively recent and were taken with a digital camera.)
We also visited Lanai, gorging on the pineapples we swiped from the plantation. Unfortunately, Molokai was not accessible because of the rocky shore, so we stayed on board and enjoyed the scenery from afar.
Since that journey, I have sailed on a catamaran, submarine, motor boat, ferry, kayak, and the Navatek with no dizziness or nausea. However, I did feel a little queasy on the Mighty Mo, docked at Pearl Harbor. Go figure!
Ferry, which took us down the Sumida River in Tokyo, Japan (2008):
Inside the Atlantis Submarine in the Pacific Ocean (2007):
Looking through our window:
Mighty Mo, docked in Pearl Harbor (2008):
Being a Capricorn, I guess I am earth-bound. David is a Pisces, so he loves the water. Haha. Just kidding!