I must admit that I've been having a bit of pain in my side the past couple of days, right in the area where I'd had problems before and the symptoms are pretty much the same. At first I thought I was being a bit paranoid but today it didn't feel good at all and I started off on a walk with Michaela and Philaine but only went a couple of hundred yards before I realized that I shouldn't continue. I left them and returned to my dinghy, heading into town to see if I could stock up on new Flamazine cream to replace what I'd used and also to see if I could replenish my supplies of broad-spectrum antibiotics. The former wasn't in stock and the latter only available with a prescription, so I returned empty-handed and decided to use my old supplies, which had expired, in a prophylactic manner. I stopped off at Rocking B, who were busy with their refrigeration system and a local technician. Aboard Zanshin I read up on my A412 batteries and decided that they needed equalization badly and that I'd have to bite the bullet and run my generator for an extended period under light load and fired up the system. By 17:00 I was approaching float voltage and the point in time where I'd need to shut off all my systems and go into overcharge mode, but then it was time to head ashore for some drinks at the Purple Turtle with Rocking B and Katzenellenbogen so I postponed my equalization until tomorrow.
I made a light dinner of different cheese sandwiches and read until the early hours, having taken my first two doses of antibiotics and somewhat apprehensive of whether or not the infection would become acute overnight as it had done the last time, and also of the problems that the antibiotics might start with my digestive processes.

Portsmouth beach The shoreline along the anchorage in Portsmouth, Dominica is a pretty beach.
(2014-04-09 09:36:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/250s] ISO 100)
Portsmouth beach
Pink Portsmouth House This rather unique color and decorating scheme caught my eye in Portsmouth, Dominica
(2014-04-09 10:05:02 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Pink Portsmouth House
Portsmouth back street This is the back parallel street to the main drag in Portsmouth, Dominica. While not a well-kept road, it is at least clean.
(2014-04-09 10:05:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/9.0, 1/100s] ISO 100)
Portsmouth back street
Sunset beach in Dominica Sunset from the Portsmouth, Dominica beach.
(2014-04-09 17:50:05 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/5.0, 1/500s] ISO 100)
Sunset beach in Dominica
Portsmouth Beach Panorama Panoramic shot along the beachfront looking at the Portsmouth anchorage in Dominica.
(2014-04-09 09:35:08 NIKON D7100 with a "18.0-250.0 mm f/3.5-6.3" lens. [f/11.0, 1/200s] ISO 100)
Portsmouth Beach Panorama
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