Cataract surgery complete and successful

Jim and Divine Divas

Jim and friends celebrate his successful eye surgery.

It’s now been 4 weeks since Jim had cataract surgery on his right eye, and this week he went back to have the cataract removed from his left eye. So, we made two trips between Anacortes and Seattle – one on Thursday to have the procedure, and another trip on Friday for a post-surgery exam. Both trips were longer than we expected due to traffic volume. Thursday was a beautiful sunny day, and it seems there were lots of people out on the freeway going who knows where…or possibly there are a lot of people vacationing in Seattle. Whatever the reason, I-5 southbound became a parking lot and we ended up leaving the freeway at Northgate and taking surface roads the rest of the way to downtown Seattle.

On Friday, we woke to another thunderstorm and very heavy rain. We had to be in Seattle before noon for the follow-up exam, and we found the freeway jammed again – this time from the heavy rain and all the water that had accumulated on the roads. So, once again, we left I-5 at Northgate…now we’re getting to be an expert at finding our way to downtown Seattle by going through Fremont!

Anyway, the surgery has gone well, and the only event left is another post-surgery exam next week. That should be our last trip between Anacortes and Seattle for a while. Thank goodness!

Boats for sale at Cap Sante

Boats for sale at the Cap Sante Boat Haven docks.

Cap Sante Marina Office

There was a lot of activity outside the Cap Sante harbor office and entrance to the marina.

We went for a walk to Cap Sante Boat Haven (http://www.portofanacortes.com/marina.shtml) this morning. The Port of Anacortes is located at Cap Sante and there is always lots of interesting boat activity there. The morning started out foggy and things were still fairly wet, but the sun came out later and made it a pleasant day for a walk and to enjoy wandering around the boats at Cap Sante.

Commercial crab boats

Four commercial crab boats loaded with crab traps and getting ready to go out.

Lady of the sea

The Lady of the Sea waits at the entrance to Cap Sante Boat Haven.

Next up for the boat is to tackle annual exterior maintenance…varnishing and waxing. The unsettled and wet weather will make that a challenge. Earlier this week, we found a couple of dry days to do a little of the waxing and got one coat of varnish on the teak before Friday’s rain. Rain is in the forecast for the next couple of days, but we’ll start up again on the varnish when the weather allows.

2 thoughts on “Cataract surgery complete and successful

    • Welcome back to the Gulf Islands, Chris! We’re glad the surgery went well, too. Actually still not finished, as Jim has a post-surgery exam next week, and a few weeks left of post-surgical care. Next cruising opportunity for us will be September. We’ve enjoyed your blog of your trip to Alaska this summer…you’ve had quite an adventure!

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