|Morning mist rolling in, in Bay de Verde|
Not many pictures for these 2 days. We had a good boondock behind the Bay de Verde Post Office, looking out over the water. It was kind of neat to see the mist start to fall down the cliffs, then pull back, only to come back again:
|The picket fence helped reduce the wind at the boondock site|
The Bay de Verde harbour is quite busy, and trucks came and went all night, picking up seafood from the boats and delivering it to a processing plant in nearby Old Perlican. Otherwise a great boondock spot, and ok in spite of the trucks.
We haven't really been in tourist mode these past couple of days, just biding our time, waiting for the verdict on Cathie's finger. Positioning for that, we moved from Bay de Verde to Pippy Campground, a municipal campground in the north end of St John's, for Monday and Tuesday nights.
On Tuesday Cathie had her surgeon appointment, with great results - we're free to go where and when we want to now! We (and I mean WE) have a regimen of taping a special splint to Cathie's finger and retaping it every few days, and if we both do things right (I have to tape it, Cathie has to behave) in 6 weeks or 3 months or whatever, the tendon should reattach itself, but very fragile for the first 6 weeks especially. No surgery needed as long as the taping goes well though, a real incentive there! Yay!
Pippy campground is only a 6 minute drive from the medical centre where we had the appointment. Of course it's a large hospital, huge parking lot, and construction. It took us longer to find the entrance where Cathie went in, than the drive there. I did manage to get the van parked in a Visitors lot after Cathie went in to register though:
We had a very detailed finger-wrapping demonstration (which I mostly recorded) and printed instructions too:
The physio nurses who worked through the procedure were very friendly and helpful. When Cathie went in they (working with the surgeon beforehand) had everything planned out with dates and details. The surgeon was there initially and told Cathie what the injury was and what to expect, then handed things off to the physio gals.
Bottom line is that we can make plans now. We're going to head southwest back towards Saint Vincent's tomorrow morning, as apparently the whales are coming in there now. It will likely be busier there than last week was, but we'll be there anyway. Back into tourist mode!