It might sound like a stupid question: how to lie in a hammock? but you might be surprised that you need to know the trick, in order to enjoy a comfortable and relaxing time and not fall out of the hammock!!
In many cultures, hammocks are like furniture, they are a substitute for beds, a cot to swing babies in, an ideal way to keep cool and off the floor where in some countries there are insects and other unwelcome four-legged guests…
Our love for hammocks started during an amazing holiday to Mexico a few years back, where we stayed in “cabanas” (straw-roof huts) on an amazing stretch of white-powdered Caribbean beach which was going on for miles and miles, and most days we just relaxed in the hammocks on the porch of the cabana, then swam a bit in the warm calm sea, then relaxed a bit more, then subathed a bit, aaaah the life!!
We enjoy having our hammocks in our garden in Croatia and for us they are a symbol of total relaxation and long, lazy summer days. It’s just as lovely to lie in a hammock at night, looking up at the stars and moon, during those nice summer evenings when even indoors seems too hot.
So what is the way to lie in a hammock? well, you lie diagonally in a hammock, and not lengthways, as explained in the drawings here below.
Hammocks are definitely more stable this way (and vastly more comfortable!) and you will not flip over and fall flat on your face to the utter glee and amusement of anyone who happen to videoing you on their cell phone…
So, come on, relax in a hammock, nothing else will do once you’ve tried it! (not even a wheelbarrow!!) ;)