Five-Hundred Word Challenge 598: Spending Time on a Boat

There’s something about spending more time on a boat than you normally would that makes you think “This is more time being spent on a boat than I would normally spend on a boat”. Of course, I was on said boat against my volition.

Well, that is not quite the case, as I was there by choice. It was for university stuff (hooray and so on blah blah blah) as we needed to go see if we could see a bunch of whales, which is indeed what we saw. I’m now back here, on land, sitting down and beavering away on the keyboard in order to get a few things done.

It was more time on a boat than I would normally spend and I’m still feeling the effects. It is clear to me that my legs of the sea are yet to fully unfurl. When I think about it, it is unlikely that they ever will, but but I’m sure that I can get them part of the way. At the very least I want to be able to survive more than a few hours without feeling the need to turn my stomach inside out, but… oh wait. I did feel the need. I managed to avoid doing so, however.

So, boats… boats are vehicles based of the motion variety. They usually sit on bodies of liquid and carry people from one place to another. sometimes that other place is the place of origin. In this instance the boat was used in order to take us to a place where we could see whales of some variety. You could say the whales were humpback whales, as they were humpback whales.

It was a fun time. I think that is the best way of describing it. Fun. Seeing animals is always fun. I’d much rather not have had motion sickness try and grasp at me like the evil manipulator that it is, but sometimes you can’t do much about these things and have to go with the flow, which means you need to sit down, or something.

There were whales, there were dolphins, there were birds and there were seals, although the seals were closer to sea lions than they were seals, but regardless of that there were some beautiful animals that we saw and seeing them was a pleasant enough experience.

However, it also serves as a reminder as to why we need to be more considerate and aware of our actions and impacts, for we are not the only ones on this planet.

So, overall I think that it is fair to say that being on the watercraft led to seeing some things that we were expecting to see, among things that we were not expecting to see.

It also led to me feeling nauseous, and yet avoiding throwing up. I guess that that isn’t much of an uncommon thing, but then again, not much of what I’ve done today could be seen as uncommon.

Regardless, enjoyable stuff.

The time it took to write five-hundred words: 08:09:05

Slow, but… well, not great either.

I think I just wanted to write about the experience and it didn’t come out as well as I hoped it would.

Written at uni.

About Stupidity Hole

I'm some guy that does stuff. Hoping to one day fill the internet with enough insane ramblings to impress a cannibal rat ship. I do more than I probably should. I have a page called MS Paint Masterpieces that you may be interested in checking out. I also co-run Culture Eater, an online zine for covering the arts among other things. We're on Patreon!
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