A Long Way from Help

Rio Caña is about 70 miles by boat from the nearest small community hospital, and VERY hard to get to–it requires a lot of planning and the willingness to endure pretty bad weather and rough seas to get there. It is about 6 hours in a huge dugout canoe, at the end of which there is a treacherous river entrance blocked by a sandbar with big surf. I know longboard surfing is widely popular, but until you have surfed a 50′ hollowed out log down the face of turbulent waves to enter the Rio Caña, you have not truly longboarded.

November 25, 2015  /  No Comments ››

Accupuncture On Tropical Islands And Self Surgery

Man, sometimes a week brings a flood of minor upper respiratory tract infections, fungus, and …

November 30, 2010  /  3 Comments ››

Elephantiasis On Isla Guanaja, Honduras

Last week we managed to get a weather window permitting us to visit Isla Guanaja, …

November 15, 2010  /  1 Comment ››

House Call For A Monkey Attack

As we were closing up shop after a busy clinic day in Oakridge, we got …

November 4, 2010  /  No Comments ››

Ciguatera Poisoning

In the wake of Hurricane Richard (which we rode out safely on board), we saw …

October 30, 2010  /  2 Comments ››