Sick on the Superferry: Engineering Student Describes His Superferry Ride

I got a kick out of reading the following blog posting by some engineering student entitled:  The Superferry Three of us Would Not Call It Super

… The Alakai just has a draft of 12ft.  That is very little. Other ferries which I traveled with on the Baltic see have a draft between 20 and 23ft. Maybe some of the harbors on the Hawaiian islands are not deep enough for larger ships…

Unfortunately, during the first 45 minutes of the ride and within the last half an hour, we had to travel in the open sea. That caused heavy body rolling and pitch movements of the vessel.

Matthias M. was the first one to feel a little sick, but it did not take much time until Matthias G. and Ania also took some comfort bags. Just in case.  This is an understatement, you know how that story goes… Only Andreas and I would still have answered “We’re fine.” to any habitual American welcoming phrase, although I must admit that it was a bit like traveling in a glider while looking for lift winds. Perhaps irrational driving trains to stand these conditions?…

Out on the Deck... Getting Fresh Air and Drinking Complimentary Ginger Ale

Out on the Deck... Getting Fresh Air and Drinking Complimentary Ginger Ale

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