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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by helliwell (25 Jun 08 22:21)

The weather on that side of Scandinavia is seldom as kind as the Baltic but the fjords are often like glass. I would suggest that you seriously think about a sea-sickness injection or at least one of the proprietary tablets when the sea gets uppity because it is a shame to spend so much time in such an undignified position. Keep trying them (periodically) until you find one that suits you then sit back and enjoy breakfast with the rest of us. Neil.

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mcguire - replied to Neil and Ida Down (26 Jun 08 11:29)

Hi ya neil and ida have you been to sea again hope you had great time hope you brought good weather back its been rain all week up in scotland .

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Barbara Okill - Answered a Question by helliwell (26 Jun 08 09:39)

Have you tried seabands? These can be purchased from Boots for about 7 and have cured my seasickness problem completely! I was very sceptical before I tried them but they really do work, and I usually find that after a couple of days I can take them off. Good luck. Barbara.

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helliwell - replied to Barbara Okill (26 Jun 08 21:00)

I had bands, pills, but puked regardless. but i do think from reading about cabin positions (we were right at the front on a top deck)this might not have helped. we were on the aurora, returning from the caribean, and as we left madeira the capt came on the tannoy reassuring us that the aurora was built to withstand what mother nature threw at us!!the aurora did, my stomach didn't.. so you other guys, neil, ida + mcguire do i chance the fjords in mid august on the thompson celebration (i believe they have lovely loo's...).

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Neil and Ida Down - Answered a Question by helliwell (26 Jun 08 11:47)

Thanks for the welcome back... Sorry about your weather, ours was brilliant but the sun always shines on the righteous doesn't it? Neil and Ida.

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Setter - replied to Neil and Ida Down (26 Jun 08 17:10)

Sorry Neil and Ida, but you do know the rest of that biblical quotation dont you?........" and also on the unGodly" Now I wonder which category you fit into? Good to see you are back with us.

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Ida and Neil Down - replied to Setter (27 Jun 08 20:51)

Oh! Cynthia, you are awful, but I like you ... Neil.

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Johnstone - Answered a Question by helliwell (26 Jun 08 21:42)

Seriously get an injection the next time you start being sick. I was very sick for almost a day and when I gave up and called the medical centre, the nurse who came to my cabin told me off for having suffered for so long. said i should have called or come down to the medical centre after a few hours. Had to say that within 15 minutes of the injection I had stopped being sick and although I didn't exactly feel chipper, i think that had more to do with not having slept the night before and having spent so much time running back and forwards to the bathroom. I'm sure if I'd not soldiered on so long and had seen them earlier, I'd have made a full recovery much quicker.

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macro - Answered a Question by helliwell (28 Jun 08 10:39)

The fjords are inland waterways of great beauty and are therefore pretty like glass. However to get there you go on the North Sea which like ANY sea can be terrible if the wind is up whatever the time of year. Hate to say this but I have been over the bay of biscay 5 times - always been like glass, the Med was so bad on one trip, the ship was going in 3 directions at once! Terrible seas last October in the Carribean etc. The only solution is to HAVE AN INJECTION = INSTANT RELIEF. Get a cabin as near to the middle of the ship as possible and on a lower deck. The most expensive cabins are in the worst place for those who suffer with motion sickness or come to that, the disabled! Save yourself money, Enjoy yourself more, take a cabin in the middle, on the middle (or lower) floor.

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