Arrived safely to Los Angeles.  Extreme culture shock. There is a crazy machine that makes it so you don't have to do your laundry in a bucket.  

Can't believe I'm not on the ship. 3 months of coconut-related machete injuries, broken bones, suturing surgical and dental procedures and starting IV's in rolling seas, wild skin infections, medical evacuations, island clinics and house calls, and of course all of our seasick high risk pregnant ladies .

And fishing.

Incredibly grateful to the wonderful people of the islands who took us into their homes and made us part of their families.  

Picton Castle crew, make sure you finish your antibiotics because we're out.  And go have a drink.  I miss you immensely.