A trip to A and E (not for us!)
06 September 2011 | Papeete, Tahiti
Yesterday, we decided to put aside the whole day for customs, immigration and port authorities – and we pretty much needed it. A bus ride into downtown. Everything is really cloes together but the police weren't in their office until 3pm. However we can tick that one off the list now. We checked at the post office for any parcels but unfortunately they haven't arrived yet.
Today, Mark went back into town, borrowing Goody's fast outboard and dinghy and going by sea as he couldn't really take the gas bottles on the bus. In the meantime, I took the kids over to Goody after schoolwork and had a lovely time there. That is until Dirk, who celebrated his 2nd birthday on Sunday, fell through the saloon hatch 6 foot below and split his head on the corner of the couch. Suffice to say, there was an awful lot of blood, a big deep cut (down to his scalp) and a trip to the hospital. Luckily, Mark was back by then, so he took the 3 remaining kids whilst Jacolette and I got a lift in with her mechanic to the hospital. 6 stitches later and we've just seen Goody back to their boat for the night after feeding them. It cost about £30 for the hospital consultation and £100 for the prescription which consisted of bandages and some paracetamol. Not such a nice outing but Dirk is fine and can look forward to be woken up 2 or 3 times tonight just to check he hasn't got concussion. Jacolette is under strict instructions to VHS us tonight if we need to go back to hospital but considering what he's been through, Dirk was in quite good spirits.