Cruising: Sea Legs

March 15th, 2010
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Before the cruise, I was mildly concerned about adjusting to being on the water. The only boats I’ve been on for the most part have been riverboats. I wasn’t sure how different the motion would be or how sensitive I’d be to it.
Turns out I didn’t have much trouble at all. Every now and again, I’d suddenly be aware of a wobbly feeling, not unlike the earthquake I felt in Los Angeles a couple years ago. It typically subsided quickly and didn’t usually really bother me.
What’s weird is that for hours after leaving the ship, I was still getting that ‘wobbly’ feeling. I’m sure there’s plenty of inner ear science that explains this, but I have no idea.
Again, it makes me wonder what it’s like for someone who spends months at sea to return to solid ground.

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