Am I unlikely to get sick on ferries?

Old Mar 16th, 2005, 05:28 PM
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Am I unlikely to get sick on ferries?

Just planning on the ferry to Bainbridge Island... are the waters usually calm (1st week in April)? Being from Florida, I'm used to having to deal with choppy water and I usually take something for seasickness when I'm out on the ocean down here. I'm assuming the water is somewhat calm on the bay; am I right?
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Old Mar 16th, 2005, 10:54 PM
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Even when the wind is blowing hard, there is rarely any sort of big swell, which tends to cause the motion that promotes seasickness. Yes, you will see choppy waves, but the big ferry just plows through those. You would have to be truly squeamish to get seasickness on the Bainbridge Island run!
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Old Mar 17th, 2005, 04:40 AM
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I have ridden the Bainbridge Ferry. It is a rather huge ferry boat and is almost impossible to get sick on. You'll be just fine.
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Old Mar 17th, 2005, 06:36 AM
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I'm in Seattle, and prone to motion sickness, but have never had a problem on the ferries. The ride to Bainbridge is short, and the ferry boat is a HUGE barge type thing. You could get a bit of a sensation if you stare when the boat is pulling away, or the skyline diminishes in the background, or if you look down into the water over the edge... but if you simply sit inside the ferry somewhere you will barely feel movement at all.
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Old Mar 17th, 2005, 06:51 AM
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Great... thank you all for the information. Sounds like I'll be fine!
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Not if you cook them thouroughly!

(the evil Leprechan made me do that)
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Old Mar 29th, 2005, 10:55 AM
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Last time we were in Seattle we took this ferry ride. No sea sickness at all, you will be just fine. Enjoy the gorgeous views of Seattle from the ferry and take a lot of pictures! ***kim***
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Hi Placeu2, LOL. I must need an additional cup of coffee, it took me a moment to figure that out! Funny!!
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