Anyone who knows cats will be aware that the biggest killer is kidney failure. The only test worth a cat taking is the relatively new (2 years) SDMA test. It detects kidney failure early. Jamie held her while the vet’s assistant gently pushed Millie’s head up and the vet coaxed her to accept first a razor (to remove some fur) and then a needle into her jugular.
This episode just about typifies what it means to be a cruiser in SE Asia. Boat maintenance (of course), sailing in testing seas and anchoring off a desert island.
This is the ultimate underwater slow-tv experience. Put it on in the background during your family day. Or leave it on while you chill or work for a little calm and wonder in our hectic world.
Billed as the ‘busiest shipping lane in the world’ (although those of us who have sailed across the English Channel might disagree) we weren’t looking forward to dodging between the behemoths in this narrow channel.
With unknown reefs and rocks scattering the seabed running aground was a frightening possibility. And in an isolated part of Indonesia, with no-one around to come to our aid, we were in a precarious position.
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