Chapter 1 of three men in a boat
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J. suggests a rural, old-world spot, but Harris wishes to avoid remote locations and counters with the suggestion of a sea cruise. J. vetoes that idea because one week is not enough time to overcome seasickness and actually enjoy the trip. He notes to the reader that no one admits to being seasick on land, but that many people have trouble with it when actually on a ship. J gives a description about his brother-in-law getting seasick.
I remember my brother-in-law going for a short sea trip once, for the benefit of his health. He took a return berth from London to Liverpool; and when he got to Liverpool, the only thing he was anxious about was to sell that return ticket.
He also relates how a friend of his spent a lot of money on a meal plan only to vomit the entire trip. This tells us that J likes to tell stories and perhaps embellish a little. He is quite vivid in his descriptions.