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Eve Burns on Isle la Blanquilla
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Eve Burns on Isle la Blanquilla

My trouble did not begin on the voyage, but some time afterwards with a rude awakening, and the Tree of Death. In mid-ocean lightening split the skies over the Caribbean Sea vaporizing my boat’s weather radio and navigation electronics. My sight and instincts are all that I can depend upon. Limping into the forgotten Venezuelan … Continue reading

Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment – Part 2 of 2
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Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment – Part 2 of 2

Every adventurer, out-of-the-way traveler, and sailor needs to know about head injury assessment and treatment. Head injuries here refer to any trauma to the scalp, brain, or skull. See diagram for common causes of head injuries. Evaluation of head injuries with no or only a brief period of loss of consciousness: (per the American Academy … Continue reading

Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment (part 1 of 2)
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Head Injury Evaluation and Treatment (part 1 of 2)

Every adventurer, out-of-the-way traveler, and sailor needs to know about head injury assessment and treatment. Head injuries here refer to any trauma to the scalp, brain, or skull. Like other fractures, they are initially classified as either open or closed. Basic anatomy: From the outside inward we encounter 1) the scalp 2) skull 3) meninges … Continue reading

The Bite That Caused a Shipwreck on Isle Tortuga – My World
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The Bite That Caused a Shipwreck on Isle Tortuga – My World

In an unforgiving sea, those feelings that some call premonitions, could mean anything. Hitting a submerged shipping container, an uncharted reef, a whale, or blowing a sail are but a few possibilities. It could mean a tragedy happened on land to a friend or loved one. The possibilities spun through my head faster than a Category 5 hurricane. Continue reading