“The breaking of a wave cannot explain a whole sea”

For me the sea has always been where I turn for inspiration, solace, and wonder.  The night I was born I breathed thick salt air and first heard the sound of long Pacific swells rolling onto whispering sand, and from that day my life was held forever in the sea’s net of wonders.  My mom […]

Out of Haiti and South to Bocas del Toro, Panama

Bocas del Toro, Panama As always, leaving Haiti was difficult.  There is always a sense of leaving things unfinished, no matter how many patients you see or projects you complete.  I always tell people, we are not going to go help Haiti.  That is beyond our power…but we went to help HAITIANS, and helped many.  […]

Part 4: The Final Chapter of Our Voyage to Haiti and Our Return To Petit-Goave

Petit-Goave, Haiti–Almost a Year To The Day We First Arrived Here In 2010  This is the overdue final chapter of our voyage from Honduras to Haiti, bringing supplies for the cholera relief and personnel for a string of clinics and villages along the north coast. After our repairs in Kingston were complete, all that remained was to […]

Part 3 of Our Transit: Georgetown, Grand Cayman to Kingston, Jamaica

Part 3 of Our Transit:  Cayman to Jamaica We departed Grand Cayman on a beautiful sunny morning, anxiously clearing past the eastern end of the island and waiting to see if an unexpected northeast swell would devastate us, but all seemed tranquil with gentle 1-2 foot seas and clear skies.  With the calm water, our […]

Part 2: Isla Guanaja to Georgetown, Grand Cayman

Note:  This is Part 2 of the story of our voyage from Honduras to Haiti First, I will say that the first 48 hours of this crossing from Guanaja to Jamaica will remain with me forever as two of the greatest days I have ever spent on the water…so good that even at the end […]