20 Oct 2018

Expedition To Emperor Penguins by Maureen

4/16

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At 1:20am, the rocking and rolling began. It woke me up and made for a not-so-pleasant night of sleep. According to this morning’s announcements, the ship’s greatest roll was about 20°. Luckily, everything in the cabin is secured, unlike on the Ortelius where our desk chair and trash bins visited each and every side of the room throughout the night with a loud crash.

I decided to skip breakfast and just sleep in since I slept so poorly. My cabinmate Anita did get ready in the morning and left the room only to come back a short time later to take some seasickness meds. She left again. And came back carrying lots of throw-up baggies. She did get sick and decided to take more meds and lay down. So we both slept on and off.

At around 10:30, I sat up in bed, gauging how I was feeling. Not too bad. Let’s try to get ready to leave the room. OK, so far so good. I left the cabin, took the outdoor stairs down to the lounge — the breeze felt good — and made myself a cup of coffee. Now I sit here, trying to half keep my eye on the horizon and half type. Again, so far so good.

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I couldn’t be in the lounge any longer. Even while standing in front of the porthole and watching the horizon, my seasickness started to kick in again. Up to the cabin I went. And there I stayed until dinnertime. I did have my thermos of tea and a couple of cookies at my bedside if I needed something. I managed to go down to the dining room for dinner, but didn’t stay afterwards. Back to bed.