Originally Posted by NorthernMac
Before I got this boat I lived aboard a decent sized power boat
as a kid, boat spent most of its life in a calmish lake.
The boat I have now, 30’ cutter
, I’ve noticed getting back to the land I feel it a bit more than I remembered as a kid, now the boat was docked in some kinda bumpy waters and all, just odd, especially as my day job is spent partially on the water
You've had that fluid in your inner ear sloshing around for a day and your brain got used to getting all these movement signals from the inner ear and decided everything was OK, probably because the visual signals showed you were actually moving. All good!
Then you stepped ashore, the sloshing stopped, and it takes your brain a while to get used to that new reality.
After a while (days, months, years) your brain gets used to the fact that sloshing and not sloshing are both OK, and this feeling will go away.
As a kid you had gotten used to it.
on the water
must be sending a slightly different pattern or intensity of signals to the brain.
Just be happy your brain was OK with the sloshing in the first place, otherwise you'd be seasick.
Sailing is a sport, an athletic activity, not a sedentary one.
Fred Roswold-Fred & Judy, SV Wings, Mexico