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First Few Days Back

As you might expect, our first few days back at the boat have involved cleaning, re-provisioning, and starting the process of installing new parts we bought in the US. The green algae we saw all over the back of the … Continue reading

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Back at Lizard

We had a delightful sail back to Lizard Island from Cairns. We had a brilliant moon during the night. Although the winds were light, it was pleasant and warm during our first night at sail in over two months. We … Continue reading

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Departure From Cairns Next Week

Late yesterday the doctor called me on my cell phone. He had consulted with the primary ophthalmologist at the hospital with the results from my last visit. He wanted to call me to let me know they confirmed his diagnosis … Continue reading

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Major Progress on Eye

My most recent eye clinic visit was much better than previous visits. They finally stopped saying “two or more weeks left”. This time the doctor said you have made “major progress!”. He said the defect is now over twice as … Continue reading

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Six Weeks and Counting

I arrived in Cairns six weeks ago to go to the hospital to have a severe eye infection treated. For six weeks I have had to manage an intensive series of medications – mostly antibiotics, steroids, and pain relievers – … Continue reading

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Yet Another Week in Cairns

The eye continues to progress, but so does the wait for a departure date. I’m taking far less pain meds now, and my eye is starting to look normal at the outside. I can even see a part of the … Continue reading

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Guest Return and Eye Update

On Monday Karen and I ran some errands in town. We used Google Maps on our phones to find buses – and it was great. Just ask for bus directions and it will tell you the nearest bus stop and … Continue reading

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Tahina Has Night in Town

On Saturday morning, we took Tahina into the town Marina. We needed to give the boat a thorough washing, take on water, do some laundry, and do some other cleaning on the insides. We had plans to have a guest … Continue reading

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More Eye Progress

Had another eye appointment today to verify the new treatments are working properly. The doctor was quite pleased with the progress and reported the last obvious infection remnants are gone, and that the ulcer continues to reduce in size. He … Continue reading

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Eye Progress Report

At my eye appointment yesterday the doctor said there was noticeable improvement. The corneal ulcer defect reduced in size significantly. More important, the tissue that normally covers the cornea (epithelium layer) has started growing back. This means the infection is … Continue reading

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