Saturday, May 16th! The day had arrived for our pelagic trip, Tommy's first and my second with hopes of a better outcome than my first. This time we went prepared and with a very positive attitude, which has a lot to do with a successful trip. We applied a medical patch the night before which helps prevent seasickness and also took some ginger tablets to help settle the stomach. The next morning waking up was a bit weird as we both felt a little dizzy, but contributed that to the medical patch. We also took a chewable tablet and ate a mild breakfast and headed across the street to sign in and meet up with the fellow passengers. I forgot about the dizziness and it must have went away, because it never crossed my mind the rest of the day and I did NOT get sick on this trip.
Check-in was from 5:00 to 6:00 am with a departure time of 6:30 and we were going to be travelling on the great vessel the Grande, one of the largest in the fleet.