Ginger is the Smell for Me

Smell You Later

In response to the Daily Prompt, “Humans have very strong scent memory. Tell us about a smell that transports you.”

One memory that stands out for me, is the smell of ginger.

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One year while on vacation in Maui, Hawaii, we thought what better way to enjoy the beautiful clear water than to go in a snorkeling excursion. We made our way by boat to Molokini Crater for a day of adventure.

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After several hours into our excursion, it hit me, I was sea sick beyond the point of control. One of the kind crew members offered me some ground ginger and said it was the cure all, when sea sick. I mixed it in my water, took one sick, and being to vomit to the point of full on embarrassment. I ended up sleeping until we returned to shore.

To this day, I absolutely hate the smell of ginger. It takes me immediately to my snorkeling adventure.

Molokini photo credit:
Ron Garnett/HTS

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