With seven BAS and one Government officer on the island life has been quiet at KEP. Everyone has stayed on base, mainly because we don’t have the numbers to let two people leave on holiday. To drop or collect people on the other peninsulars you need to do so by boat. There needs to be a back up crew to launch another boat should something happen to the first boat, plus there must be two people on base at all times. There needs to be one of the two ‘techys’ on base at all times. Various people can’t go away together i.e. the Dickie (BC) and Julie (Doc) or James (Deputy BC). I can’t go away unless there are enough boat coxes left on base, something I can rectify with training now the busy fishing season is easing off and base personnel numbers are on the rise.
Around the middle of the month we were called on the VHF by one of the fishing ships in the area to say a crew member had broken a leg while on deck. They had a doctor on board but with limited facilities they were keen to get our help. So Julie, Jo, Daniel and myself met the ship in the bay with the intention of getting the crew member off and back to our surgery for an x-ray and possibly into plaster. I have to respect doctor-patient confidentiality here, hence the blacked out face in the picture below.
As promised, here are a few of videos I put together recently…
First one is one I’ve been working on for a while (shortly after I left the UK to be precise) A load of footage from the summer time here, all filmed on my camera and Gopro. Some time-lapses in there too!
Here is a short video of the Mid-winter swim from last month. Threw this together fairly quickly so I could give a copy to the outgoing people before they left.
And finally a collection of all the time-lapses I took last year during my travels around the globe!