This is the last of 4 boating incidents (as of now)
Boating Incident # 4 – The last story I have occurred in an even larger boat on an even larger body of water.
My brother-in-law, father-in-law and I decided one year to charter an ocean fishing boat.
We started at 5:00am heading out to sea. It took about 3 or 4 hours for the problems to develop, and when they did, I was initially the only one to notice it.
After a few hours of waves, diesel fumes, biscuits, coffee, waves, diesel fumes, waves, diesel fumes, waves and more diesel fumes, my body decided that everything I had eaten over the past few hours must go.
Now, I handled this pretty well, with the greatest pain being mental. I was not really that embarrassed, until the first mate started trying to make me feel better. He said that he had seen this time & time again, mostly with small children and women.
This excursion was touted as a manly thing for us to do. And getting sea sick was not really very manly. Or at least I thought so.
Fortunately I manned up and eventually got over the nausea. The rest of the trip was pretty nice.
Unfortunately, my brother-in-law decided that our wives and friends needed to know all about this trip, repeatedly, year after year.
I learned two things from this trip.
1 – I will get sea sick if I go deep sea fishing
2 – Tell everyone this up front so that they can’t harass me later.