Ecuador: not yet; snowed in Maine
February 9, 2013 by Ted
By now you will have heard or guessed that we didn’t fly out of Bangor this morning. Some parts of Maine got 30 inches of snow, heavy drifting beyond that; and here on the outer islands our houses shook to winds of more than 60 knots, gusting above 70, all night and into this morning. So we’re flying Monday, 8:30 AM.
A few photos of what to expect shortly after we get there:
Quito airport, after midnight last year upon arrival. Bags loaded on carts, and listening to Mary T patiently before going through customs and boarding the bus.
Patients waiting outside our clinic, which was set up in a community hall in this town. Often we set up in a church building or a school or gym. We’ll work out of the hospital in Salcedo entirely this year, as we’re primarily a surgical team.