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Port Day in Halifax, Nova Scotia

Thursday, 25 September 2014

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The day dawned crisp and clear and after breakfast we met up with Carol and Ray, two lovely Canadians who sit next to us at dinner. Ray had hired a car and offered to have us ride along. At 09:30 we left the ship and drove out to Peggy's Cove to see the lighthouse. We'd been there less than 15 minutes when my enthusiasm exceeded my ability and I miss-stepped and fell heavily on the rocks. Within seconds there were people hovering over me and making sure I was still breathing. In less than a minute there was a lady with a First Aid case and along with a nurse who was visiting they had me upright and we applying dressings.

In addition to the iconic lighthouse there were numerous shops, bars and restaurants. There were many quaint houses but sadly we didn't get to visit them. Our friends cut the visit short and drove us back to the ship where I presented to the doctor. Most of the damage is on the right side but the left was not unscathed. Both knees grazed, ribs bruised, left hand little finger broken, palm lacerated requiring three stitches. The damage to my face is self-evident from today's image.at http://365project.org/tonydebont/365/2014-09-25

The camera survived without damage. Fortunately I carry a spare pair of glasses as they were unwearable but should be repairable. The Doctor's bill is over US$ 1300, thank goodness for travel insurance.

With all my aches and pains I spent an uncomfortable afternoon and evening. I decided to call room-service rather than frighten everyone in the dinning room. Jenny went to dinner and when she returned we watched a movie on the TV. Unfortunately there were lots of sub-titles and my right eye was completely closed.

This has been difficult to write as my right hand aches and is well strapped up. Sea day tomorrow and lots for final administration to complete. Hopefully everything will fit into the case.

Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony

Posted by greynomadm 07:46 Archived in Canada

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So so sorry to hear of your accident! What a bummer on a wonderful trip. So glad there were many to help you - always something hard when you're away from your familiar surroundings. Do hope many of the aches ease quickly.

by milaniet

Shouldn't be left alone by himself are the first words that came to mind.

Take it easy old man.

by DrTard

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