Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 670 times:
There. I picked this up at the lavatory on the ferry (Gaudos) last week where it was placed during rough seas for any needy passengers. One thing dazzles me though... how can someone get airsick on the sea?
As for the bag itself, I have only one regret: I'd have appreciated if it had Gozo Channel Co. Ltd. printed on it. That would probably make me sick enough...
Seb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 10685 posts, RR: 16 Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 617 times:
Ummmm.... I have gotten 'airsick' when crossing the river on SeaBus in Vancouver BC. I have heard people getting sick on the crossings from Seattle to Bremerton and Bainbridge, too. If only they had those little bags on SeaBus.....
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 36 Reply 4, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 599 times:
Damn, I was on that ferry too, and when I asked the crew for a bag (for my collection, mind you), they just advised me to bow over the railing...
btw, the bags on AC are "for motion sickness" but only "pour le mal de l´air" - once again, the Francophone Canadians are discriminated against: unlike the Anglophones, they mustn´t use the bag for any kind of motion sickness other than airsickness.
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 5, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 584 times:
Airsicknessbag: would you like me to pick up a bag and send it to you? E-mail me if yes. My address is on the profile.
Anyway I'm not surprised you got such a response from Gozo Channel's... umm... Customer Service Agents They hardly ever help anyway.
Heavymetal From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 6, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 578 times:
Over the winter I worked one night a week on a Casino Cruise out into the Gulf Stream.....two hundred degenerate gamblers hauled five miles out to sea in one of the more turbulent parts of the ocean along the eastern seaboard. When the wind was from the northeast and that big ocean swell was coming in, it wasn't long before they were hurling over the sides, in the bathrooms, even in the potted plants.
The crew called her the 'Vomit Comet', but I preferred the "SS Puke-itania".
707CMF From France, joined Mar 2002, 4885 posts, RR: 31 Reply 7, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 577 times:
Last year while in Hong Kong, I took a ferry from Kowlown to Lantau (I did it on an impulse, so I took the first ferry to depart, I didn't even know the airport was on Lantau island, stupid me) .
The first thing I noticed on the quay was that the ferry did a lot of going up and down (I'd say more than 1 meter) even at the port. I did wonder wether I would get sick on board, and yes ,there were sickness bags.
But they were not labelled "airsickness"
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 8, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 565 times:
Nice sea-sickness stories you are all contributing!
Anyway the new ferries have significantly reduced inconvenience in rough seas and consequently also sea-sickness, they rock a lot less than the old ones they're replacing. And they operate in virtually any sea conditions, even though very big waves sometimes make it impossible to land at Cirkewwa, an alternative service to Sa Maison is always provided. Before, the ferry service would be suspended completely for a few days during winter.
The new ferries are quite big, too: the dimensions of each are 85,40 x 18,60 x 4,00 m, the Ta' Pinu and Gaudos can carry 72 cars while the new Malita on which I haven't managed to get a ride yet has two car decks so capacity is doubled to around 130 cars. They also have much larger power than the previous vessels and they're faster. Their only hitch would probably be that they have three times the fuel consumption (yes, three times, 3x!) of the vessels they have replaced.
Anyway below is a comparison of the specs of the Ta' Pinu (new) and Calypso (old).
Name: Ta' Pinu / Calypso (ex Karnan) Built (date, where): 2000, Malta Shipbuilding / 1970 Svendborgs Skipsvaerft, Denmark Length Overall: 85,40 / 87,94 Passengers: 800 / 800 Cars: 72 / 60 GRT: 4874 / 1579
I'm probably wasting time here since noone's interested, but my love for the new ferries justifies the writing of this
Airsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 36 Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 561 times:
Thanks for the offer Turbolet, but I guess this won´t be necessary: I don´t really collect general motion sickness bags, only airsickness bags. I mean if I get one I take it and keep it, but I don´t actively trade, buy etc. But thanks a lot, very kind of you.
With which of the two ferries would I have travelled in February 2001, the old or the new one?
Turbolet From Cape Verde, joined Nov 2007, 0 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (11 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 557 times:
Airsicknessbag: February 2001... hmm... the Gaudos might just have been delivered but I don't think it was in service, definitely not the Malita (which was delivered three weeks ago), so that narrows it down to four possibilities:
1. Ta' Pinu (built 2000)
2. Calypso (ex Karnan, built 1970)
3. Cittadella / Mgarr (ex Texelstroom / Marsdiep, built 1966 / 1963 respectively)
See if you recognize any of the pictures.