Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Update (by Geert)

I had my first experience with the famous Cuban health care sysem. In Haiti I acquired a few mysterious swollen lesions. Leprosy? Bubonic plague? Dr. Sandy Gonzalez checked me out and did a blood test, at no cost and without any paperwork. He gave me a perscription for a 10 day supply of the antibiotic Cipro. In the US it would cost $100. Here I paid 15 cents.

We are in Nueva Gerona on the Isla de la Juventud, after a beautiful cruise throughh the Canarreos archipelago. Mary left the boat today. Dick will go home tomorrow. David and I will try to sail offshore to Havana, takng advantage of the favorable Gulf Stream current.