A couple years ago, shortly before our 20th anniversary trip to St. Martin, I heard about a drugless motion sickness device called Relief Band. While available all over the internets now, even just a couple years ago, the only place I could find one was at a diver's shop 30 minutes from my house. I made the drive and bought it because I was weary of arriving at destinations feeling drugged up from the patches I have to wear. It worked great! I've used it over and over on flights and in cars and on the ferry. However, it had not been tested in a boat, on the ocean, which is where I had my worst motion sickness EVER about 20 years ago. So bad that I've never forgotten it.
But Mr. Helen kept asking me to try and the boat's Captain, Jim, promised me the river going out to the sound gets very calm around the time we were going, so I agreed. He also agreed if I started not feeling well, we'd turn around and go right back.
We met them at their house, had a couple of appetizers, then took the rest of the appetizers for the boat. When we got in the car, I looked over and Ann was wearing a Relief Band too! I held my wrist up and we cracked up and promptly dubbed ourselves the Seasickness Sisters.
It was a gorgeous night to be out on the ocean. We actually anchored and watched the ocean traffic and sunset and even with the boat bobbing around (rougher than normal probably due to the moon that weekend), neither Ann nor I got sick!
I'm so glad we did this - once again I was reminded of how often there are things right where we live that we take for granted. Not to mention, I got to see two lighthouses, one of my favorite things to see! I hope I keep my eyes open for more opportunities like this one.
Enjoy some photos of our night.
Beauty all around.