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Catching up

Catching up

When we arrived at Akhamb Island we were a day late. As a result we worked on a Sunday and managed to see 90 patients. We couldn’t see everybody who came in the day light available so we decided to remain another day and send a message to outlying villages to come to Akhamb Island rather us go to them. This worked out well and we finished work at 1pm. Read more…

First Clinic Varsity

First Clinic Varsity

Its been a big day. Our team is sitting around the dinner table chatting about the day’s activities after partaking in one of those Denis master pieces that is our normal fare. With the full team on board now we seem to be settling into various roles. Tonight for instance Denis was assisted by Isabelle and Helena in an impromptu gesture of lightening the load. Read more…

All Good At Akam Island

All Good At Akam Island

After a couple of months of almost daily “Ships Logs”, or as we sometimes call them “Slogs”, and there comes a day when no message is received – not an email, a radio message, text, telex, twitter, or satphone call – nothing. Naturally the mind starts to race, anxious-worry sets in and improbable scenarios begin to play out – pirates, tsunami, hurricane, aliens, Government officials …

Let the Tour Begin

Let the Tour Begin

For those of you following the log closely you will recall that we planned to leave Port Vila at 5pm on Friday. We actually left at 2am Saturday morning. This deserves an explanation. Our departure time was constrained by the fight arrival time of the crew and medical team. They arrived at 3:15pm and by the time we cleared customs, bought sim
cards and travelled back to the boat it was 4:30pm. However, an additional team member was recruited as dentist on this tour and his plane didn’t arrive till 10:30pm. Gary, the dentist, had to fly from his home town near Port Lincoln SA to Adelaide. Read more…