Good on you Gordon!
I was on a sailing boat in the Caribbean once and if things haven't changed you could make a fortune selling bathing suits to passing sail boats. Even without the scenery I envy you this vogage. Frankly, I don't kid myself that I could cope --- not because I'm 67, but because my Rule Of Travel has always been, "never sleep anywhere away from home that your American Express Card won't get you room service at three in the morning." But, although I'm a confirmed hotel junkie when on the road, I can imagine how rewarding an adventure such as you're setting out on would be.
I trust you'll keep posting here on both your journeys. And good luck on driving that PSA down.
Sheldon AKA Sleepless
Age 67 in Apil '09 at news of 4 of 12 cores positive T2B and Gleason 3 + 3 and 5% to 25% PSA 1.5
Re-read of slides in June said Gleason 3 + 4 same four cores 5% to 15%
June 29 daVinci prostatectomy, Dr. Eric Estey, at Royal Alexandra Hospital Edmonton one night stay
Flew home to Winnipeg on July 3 after 5 nights in Ramada Inn --- perfect recovery spot!
Catheter out July 9, so far, so good
Final pathology is 3 + 4 Gleason 7, clear margins, clear nodes, T2C, sugeron says report is "excellent"
First post op PSA Sept 09 0.02
Oct 1st 09 -- dry at night, during day some stress issues, but better every week.