Day 57 – Three Crackers and Can of Coke (Caribbean Sea, Panama / Colombia)

Stahlratte left San Blas Archipelago early morning and headed out to the open seas towards Cartagena.  Waves and wind became much stronger and the ship started rocking much harder; we could not move around without holding onto railings or ropes.

Our stomachs did not like the new experience at all; about half of the people on the ship got seasick.  What a miserable experience!  Your head is spinning, your stomach is upset, you can’t eat or drink anything, can’t even find a comfortable place to rest.  Fixing your eyes onto horizon does not help, lying down is not much better, and after a couple of hours “feeding fish”, you feel totally exhausted and shaky.  Luckily, one of the passengers had few anti sea sickness patches and the captain was dispensing pills left and right.

The medication kicked in an hour later and people were able to lie down.  We skipped breakfast and lunch; all we ate were salty crackers and few cans of coke.

We started feeling somewhat better late afternoon.  Vadim even dared to climb the ropes.  Otherwise, the rest of the day was uneventful.  We went down to the sleeping quarters praying for calmer seas and quick arrival to Cartagena.


Vadim Searching for Land

Routes taken: None

Miles ridden: None







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