Monday, December 12, 2011

Going to Hawaii...

We're going to Hawaii. We've agreed to deliver MY Laysan, a 50'
motor-sailor, to Hawaii next month. You can find out about the boat here:

So, last week we met the owners, John and Kathleen, and had a busy couple of
days getting to know the boat and her systems. Since then, we've been
spending some time every day getting her ready. Getting to know the boat and
her systems, keeping the batteries charged, and making water in preparation
for the trip. She's a great boat, and we're looking forward to the passage.

Labels: Majuro, Marshall Islands, Laysan

Nothing Going On

Dec 5

I tried to tell you that there wasn't much interesting going on here.
Interesting is the key word. We've been busy enough with various boat
projects. But not so interesting. For example, last week I spent 3 days
polishing 2 lamps. Yep. Good times.

Labels: Majuro, Marshall Islands, maintenance, projects

Medical Services in Majuro

We've been testing the medical systems all around the pacific.
  • stitches and attempted blood donation in Mexico
  • tetanus shot in Samoa
And we've been thrilled to find great services everywhere we have been. Why not check out the system here? John's had a sore throat for a couple months. It hasn't responded to home care - salt water gargles, throat lozenges, antihistamines, or a course of antibiotics.

He decided it was probably cancer. So yesterday, he trekked to the local hospital. He met a
wonderful surgeon from Chicago, who immediately scheduled him for a something-scope for this morning. Dr. Kwan led John to the various hospital departments, and then set about sticking a long scope down his throat and into his stomach. Thankfully, he gave John the all clear. John reports that the hospital was in good condition, for the most part. Nevermind that he changed into his surgical gown in a linen closet, or that he noticed the roof had a few holes in the prenatal unit. The operating room was spotless and well equipped. Both visits were $17.