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We were heading to Ireland BUT seasickness SUCKS- 5/29/22

I think it's no surprise because it's right in the title, but Mads gets seasick in this video. Don't worry; we spare you the gory details. However, I will say there was a not-so-pleasant splatter incident on the saloon floor.

After we published this video, two interesting things came up. The first was that we discovered people have extreme opinions regarding seasickness. It seems we have struck a nerve, and to be honest; we were not that surprised. Whenever we meet someone and talk about sailing, the topic of seasickness is bound to come up. We often encounter people who feel seasickness is a plague on sailors, forever restraining them from landing. Without a doubt, it is a plague. I, fortunately, have never had seasickness, so I can't speak firsthand to its misery, but I can see how it affected Mads in this passage. In a matter of hours, the DIY king, who is constantly alert and active while sailing, was layed up on his back, barely able to lift his head without blowing chunks. Sorry, I love saying that ;) However, even as awful as seasickness is, and granted, Mads has only been seasick about four times in his life, we don't feel it is a deal-breaker for our sailing dreams. This brings me to the second interesting thing we discovered after publishing this video; a lot of people, a lot of sailors, that is, get seasick.

Some get sick the first sail of the season, some the first few days, and for some, they get sick every time they go out on the water. Of all the comments we received on the video, an overwhelming amount was of people empathizing and giving us their seasickness remedies. Most importantly, they shared that seasickness doesn't stop them or their love for sailing. Mads and I feel the same way. Yes, seasickness is horrible and doesn't make sailing easier, but we won't stop because of it. Mads is uncompromising when going after his dreams, and even though it may seem crazy at times, that's one of the many things I love about him. Plus, at this point, Mads has faced far more challenges with Athena than a bout of seasickness. Now we know to have a bucket at arm's reach just in case.

In the Video:

UK National Yacht Line:

Marriage Savers:

Mads Tools:

Oscillating Multi-tool Tool

Bosch Circular Hand Saw

Bosch 150 Turbo Sander:

Bosch Drill and Impact Driver:

Makita Jigsaw:

Bosch Router:

Camera Gear:

Sony A7C:

Tamron 17-28mm f/2.8 Lens:

Go Pro Hero 9:

Sony Z-V1:

Sony GP-VPT2BT Handgrip for Sony Z-V1:

Wireless Microphones:

Manfrotto 290 Xtra Aluminum Tripod:


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