It has been a while since the last blog post, and for that I make no apologies. Our two months here in Ingham has flown by, and it is now only a week before we jet off to Costa Rica, the USA and Micronesia for 3 months.
We have been surprisingly busy here in my home town, entertaining guests from out of town, going to birthday parties, getting our boat licences, sorting out our transition back to Australian life (driver's licences, Medicare cards, bank accounts, getting our house shipped over, that sort of thing), running on the beach, and of course, going fishing.
There have been quite a few fish caught, no real monsters, but it has been a cooler than normal winter, and we have had some busy days on the water nonetheless (by cooler than normal I mean we have occasionally had cause to wear jeans at night). Cor has christened her fishing rod and is turning into a bit of a fishing demon. It has been a real treat to be here, and it is now with some regret that our time at the beach house comes to an end. If only it could go on for longer, but the next stage is coming and it promises to be exciting.
Thanks to everyone for the messages of support and good will over the last couple months. It is great to know so many people care and get the whole carpe diem thing.
To give everyone an update I have had some further news on my sinus issue. It would appear that while exacerbated by my broken nose, the sinusitis was also partially caused by what appears to an abnormal bone growth in my left cheek which has nearly closed my left cheek sinus. The doc can't say for sure that this is what it is until he biopsies it, but as that test also needs a period of non-diving recovery this is going to have to wait until we get back from our next leg of travel. He will drain the sinuses at the same time so for now we have our fingers crossed that we will get to Cocos Island in a couple of weeks and all will be OK. The doc has said I am OK to dive but who knows what will happen when I get to 10 metres?
So that is where we are for now, stay tuned to see where we will be in a couple weeks!