September 14, 2019
I called my mother this morning to tell her about last night’s visit to Skyros village and today’s boat trip. It will be an all-day voyage around the island with food and drinks.
‘Do you have to pay?’ Mum asked.
Yes, I replied but it’s an all-inclusive deal with vegetarian options.
‘Well, you’d better eat a lot then.’
I mentioned that I’m worried I might get seasick, a theme of my childhood, one she always ignored when the family went boating.
‘Don’t talk yourself into it,’ she said. ‘Just look at the horizon.’
I asked if she’d ever experienced seasickness.
‘No,’ she replied. ‘But I know you just have to look at the horizon.’