We decided to drive to the coast and spend a few days in Capitola before Roger's minor surgery for that small squamous cell carcinoma bump next to his eye. Interestingly, Roger is more anxious about this surgery than he was about his colon cancer surgery. Here's why: He is not going to have a general anesthetic, just a local right there next to his eye. And then… he is going to be awake the whole time the surgery is happening right there next to his eye. See? It's a little claustrophic with surgeon hands, and an assistant, and Roger's eye. So he's anxious. He called the surgeon and asked for a prescription for Atavan, and the doc prescribed Valium. Good enough. He'll relax with some Valium. Right? Well, he went to pick up the prescription and the pharmacist handed it to him and said, "Here's your one valium. That'll be 33 cents!" Seriously one valium for Roger? That's crazy. Roger is a fainter. His GP once had to lance an abscess on his shin while Roger was lying on the floor.
So we came to the coast to relax before the surgery on April 9th.
|A pelican among the gulls|
A good storm is supposed to blow in Monday and Tuesday so we walked down to the wharf right away to get some sunshine and view of the calming blue-green waters.
|Otter dining al fresco|
When you see the Southern Cross for the first time,
you understand now why you came this way…
|You looking at me?|
That's how we feel when we see a Snowy Egret walking the surf line looking for food.
We understand now why we came this way.