Impressive-looking boat, professional and friendly crew, interesting cave trip...but, oh dear, the sea sickness!!
At least a third of the passengers were sick despite the handing out of tablets at the start of the trip and the best attempts of the crew to keep everyone cool by dousing them with cold water. Those who were sick were ushered into a dark cabin at the rear of the boat, Within an hour of the start of the trip this resembled a scene from some TV drama about a 19th Century crossing of the Atlantic from Liverpool to the United States - poor folk in steerage desperately trying to survive, praying for the sigh of dry land.
One family were evacuated by small boat at Carvoveira when one of their boys was sick and started fainting. Some quietly chucked up overboard, others emitted low moans and wails.
The captain said something about winds coming up from Morocco causing unsually choppy waters. Just wish we had known beforehand, which I suppose must be the advice to anyone considering this outing. Out of my party of five, only one was actually sick, but two others spent much of the time feeling awful and looking green. Four hours can seem a very long time when you're trapped on a rocking boat.
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