W. Watson wrote:
>> Stay informed about: Seasickness While Solo in Canoe or Kayak
> I just got acquainted with how to rescue someone who is seasick.
> Seasickness is far more debilitating than I thought. Effectively, the
> sick person ins likely to be unable to paddle or help much at all. I've
> never had it. The (video) instruction assumed the person had companions,
> and would help. Is there some way around this if you are traveling solo?
> Perhaps there is some medicine that will reduce the effects after the
> sickness occurs. I know there are medicines that will help reduce the
> onset of it.
Seasickness in kayaks can be caused by looking at the deck rather than
the horizon. The queasiness comes from getting conflicting messages: the
deck is moving the same way you are, but your inner ear is moving
relative to the earth. Keeping your gaze up can prevent or head off
getting actively sick.