Last Day of Village Medical Trip, in Gambell AK!

Today was a frantic rush of trying to see lots more patients (I saw 10 patients in the morning, including two wonderful home visits!). Then after noon, I spent time finishing up charting, tying up loose ends, consulting specialists and making sure I had all the prescriptions, imaging orders, travel authorizations, referrals, special requests and good follow up documentation complete.

At around 4pm we ATVed out to the air”port” to catch our Bering Air flight back home to Nome:
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Sunset airport
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It was a driving, achingly cold wind. In a matter of minutes after taking my gloves off to take these pictures, my hands were numb and burning

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The ATVs all rolled up to the plane to load the cargo. :)
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Aerial view of Gambell peninsula–you can better see how the village is tucked between the plateau mountains and the sea:OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERA

Sunset from the plane:

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Last of the sun (at 4:55pm)
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Sunscratch design in window:
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Slow Icing Sea. When we got home, the sea is so still out beyond the ripples, I think it is starting to freeze, but it’s hard to tell. I really, really want to see how the sea freezes!

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by Shana Rae

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