Then, last November, my retina started to detach from my right eye. An emergency evacuation and 3 operations later at the Oxford Eye Clinic, and I was declared fit to return to the island life. February was extremely busy for me, guiding many tourists around Stanley, the capital, and surrounding countryside.
Then, on Ash Wednesday (March 5th), the same problem recurred. Worse, I had just renounced wine for Lent! Another long and stressful trip to an eye clinic, this time in Glasgow, ensued. Luckily, my wife accompanied me this time, and I could transfer all my stress to her..... I had another 3 operations from the excellent people at Gartnavel Hospital. The surgeon was a star, and I am now back in the Falklands with improved vision. I was away 77 days......].
While I had been away, the Falklands had changed a bit......
|House construction, Sapper Hill|
|A new suburb is appearing|
|New tarmac road, Mink Park|
|The end of the tarmac.... Mink Park.|
|Temporary Port Facility|
|The new TPF from the old FIPASS|
|Penguins resting after a hard day entertaining the tourists.|
I'm a lucky man!
|A cruise ship in the outer harbour, Stanley, from my bedroom.|
Hopefully, I will be able to update this blog a bit more often, now, but thanks for reading.