Category: Medical Service Experiences

Sailing in a Hurry in the Caribbean

Night sailing from Trinidad to Grenada We were worried during our passage near the oil rig platforms after leaving Trinidad. We made sure we sailed at least 10 miles east of the oil platforms which is farther from Venezuela. We

Posted in Caribbean Islands, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings

Ready for Sailing to Cabo Verde, Singer Cesaria Evora’s Island

(November 26, 2017) After seeing a reasonable weather forecast, we decided to sail to Cabo Verde on November 27th. This is the island I first got to know by listening to a CD about 20+ years. At that time, being

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings

Canary Islands Immigration Clearance (Schengen Agreement), Adventure at Papagayo Beach, and Medical Fee

Most of the cruisers in the Canary Islands are citizens of European Union. We (US Citizens) are among the few non-EU cruisers here. We can stay in any combined EU countries during a six month period for a total of

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings

Azores 100: Sailing in the Azores

Each night, when I go to sleep, I die. And the next morning when I wake up, I am reborn. — Mahatma Gandhi (October 2, 1869 – January 30, 1948) (July 15 to September 20, 2017): A German cruiser once

Posted in Atlantic Islands, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings

My Experiences of Clothes, Food, Water, and Medical Bills in Rio Dulce, Guatemala (February to April 2016)

“All sorts of bodily diseases are produced by half-used minds.” — George Bernard Shaw, Irish Playwright (1856-1950) Clothes are real cheap in Rio Dulce. Most of the stores sell second hand clothes that appeared to be brought from the USA.

Posted in Central America, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings

My Experience with a Dentist and a Doctor in Providencia Island, Colombia

I consider that I am active and healthy. I also do regular exercise and try to eat smart even in remote islands. However, since I started sailing in June 2014, I have been seeing doctors in each country we stop

Posted in Caribbean Islands, Central America, Medical Service Experiences, Sailings, South America

Seeing Colombian Doctors in Santa Marta

We don’t carry health insurance as good US health insurance is very expensive and we are away from the US while living and traveling overseas. When necessary, we see a doctor or a dentist in whatever country we happen to

Posted in Caribbean Islands, Medical Service Experiences, South America