I've been looking around for ferrys that go from the UK to the US and can't find anything. I'm terrified of flying (claustrophobia, panic attacks, and an irrational fear of falling thousands of feet then erupting into flames in a burning metal tomb!), yet I love boats.
Ideally I would like to go from Portsmouth to New York or somewhere in Florida; anyone have any experience of this?
If only they'd finish the bridge over the bering straight I'd be there already :P
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You must have a great job
What gives it away? :thumbsup:
Not being silly, but if you have problems going on a plane because of claustrophobia, will you be ok on a train and in a small cabin?
Excellent information steveuk, repped :thumbsup:
I am the same as the op nowadays. Used to fly but can no longer face it.
At one stage I was looking into being able to work my way to the US on a merchant ship or whatever they call them nowadays.
Had to give up for one reason or another but still wonder if it's possible ??
Might be worth looking into ?
Fair enough, I can understand that.
I didn't have it when I first started my job but recently had a bad experience and I now get so scared. I am contemplating the hypnosis thing.... anyone know where I can get this done? The boat sounds tempting for a holiday
Totally understand the fear of flying, hate it with a passion, regardless of all the statistics that may be available regarding safest mode of transport. I'm like yourself and do think of the worst,, having watched far too many Air Crash Investigation programs on Discovery. Watching these programs actually gives me a little reassurance as lessons are usually learned from any disaster.
However to fly, I have to take a mixture of Diazapam and Beta Blockers from my local GP, usually makes me a little bleary eyed, but the panic attacks certainly reduce and make the flight bearable, but only just.
awww just like the titanic
also how much is it, cant see any prices?
Unless you're a mate of richard branson and can borrow his blue riband boat Virgin Atlantic Challenger II.
I can only speak from experience, it's not the answer for all. The pills have a great effect, I'm conscious, but not caring too much about the fact I'm 36,000 feet up.
Flights to Barbados are 8 1/2 hours, couldn't have done it without some sort of prescribed medication. I take it on the day of the flight, a wee top up before and during. In order to try and get to sleep straight away (never do though), I keep myself awake for the previious 24 hrs at least.
I ran out of my medication (lost the package) when returning from Portugal during a recent celtic game. Spent 3 hours in the crash position jumping at the slightest bump and sweating profusely. Not nice to watch, and perhaps a wee bit alarming for others around me also :thumbsup:
sounds like me during the last 2 gers games:thumbsup:
Journey before that some guy sitting in the row next to me decided that he wanted to check that his breakfast was digesting properly, the stewardess then dumped a load of water all over my lap trying to avoid chunks of stomach lining.
QM2 you can do a 17 nighter for about £1200 per person (inside cabin, last minute booking). Was looking at it the other day as I won't fly either. Not fear, just lack of smoking facilities.
QE2 gets decommissioned this year too so last chance if anybody wants a trip.....