Tuesday 14 January 2020

Of rig checks and back checks

A day of 2 halves. This morning a routine climb atop the mast to check the standing and running rigging and to make the most of the photo opportunity from 20m above deck level.

This afternoon relocation to Auckland in Bailey the van, to visit the urgent care centre recommended by Fay. Rob can't walk more than 25m before stopping in pain. If you know Rob, you will know that he must be hurting somewhat.

I was bowled over by the positive experience at the clinic. After registering and waiting 5 mins, Rob was triaged by a nurse. 10 mins after that, seen by a very competent and thorough Dr. Then a lumbar Xray and finally a review with the same Dr. A plan of action and a prescription.  Meds picked up. The whole visit from walking to walking out, in 1 hr 20 mins. 

Basically, nothing serious was found and Rob will be doing drug trials over the next few days.  Dear Fay has welcomed us back into her home to regroup.

We hope to head SE to Napier in Hawks Bay later this week to catch up with friends Julie and Trevor Myers and see the Black Clash cricket match (All Blacks vs Black Caps).

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