Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Our floating home finally sailed in!

Home sweet ship!

On Sunday, we had the privilege of standing here on the dock in Tamatave and watching the Africa Mercy come into port!

It's been a busy first few weeks here in Madagascar- we spent most of last week selecting patients for the clubfoot program.  Now we are gearing up for a course which Nick will teach over two days later in the week.  The course will be an introduction to the Ponseti method of clubfoot correction for all the hospital staff who wish to attend.  The idea is to raise awareness about the best way to correct clubfoot, and raise awareness of the teaching that will take place at the hospital.

Here's the view from the end of the dock- the hospital where we will run the Ponseti training is just near the beach in the photo.

We've loved catching up with dear friends!

Finally we could see the ship come around the corner!

And then we could start to make out faces- it was so fun to wave at our friends!

Here's a few pictures from in town- the ship is visible in the port from the main road along the beach.

We love the public transport here!  The 3 wheeled yellow car is called a Tuk-Tuk, and the bicycle is called a Pousse-Pousse.  You can take one just about anywhere in town for 1,000 Ariary, which is $0.30 USD.  

I took all these photos from a pousse-pousse, the red in the photos is the driver's shoulder.

This one of the main roads, looking towards the "Hotel de Ville", which is one of the main government buildings in the city.

More updates soon, but for now we are enjoying getting settled in to our floating home and reconnecting with old friends!

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