Well, the first part of our short sea trials was great. Sea was smooth, winds calm, hardly felt like we were moving. Really neat to stand out on the deck and watch the ocean glide by without so much as a bit of roll on the deck. A small tug passed us. He was bouncing and rolling a lot. We might as well have been going down a freeway on wheels.
During the night the wind picked up and we got much farther out from shore. The travel got a lot rougher, but still, to my memory, smoother than the JR used to travel. Several of our newer employees are suffering sea sickness. Not so much for some. The funniest was one of our new young people. When she woke up her roommate asked her how did she like the ship motion. She looked at her roommate in puzzlement and said “We’re moving? I thought we parked for the night.” She can now tell we are moving when she thinks about it, but otherwise does not even notice the rocking.
Internet remains a problem. Our very expensive dual satellite auto tracking and switching system so far is a disaster. We get neither single dish tracking nor switching when we turn.
Work is somewhat ragged today, with people moving around securing things as well as those who are ill and the general distraction / newness of sailing for others.
I am on Dramamine and for the most part ok. Being prone to motion sickness, I can definitely feel the difference, but I am keeping ahead of the problem so far. This trip is so short (2 days) I doubt I will even have time to adapt.