For the last couple days we've been noticing the back side Bob's hand swell larger and larger. He was bitten by a deer fly some days ago. The deer flies have been out in force this summer up in Alaska. Alex was bitten twice without much swelling but plenty of itch. With Bob's hand growing larger by the day we decided it was best to get him to a doctor. So our cruise into Ketchikan began at 4:30 PM and we hoped to arrive just before dark. After 5 hours we made Ketchikan City Float and pulled into a loading zone where a cab took Bob to the E/R.
The doctor confirmed the deer fly bite saying some people have different reactions. He gave Bob a prescription for what turned out to be over-the-counter Sudafed. A couple tablets at bedtime had the swelling under control by the next day.
|Seiner fishing off eastern edge of Cape Chacon|
|An anchorage in McLean Arm.|
|Bob's hands still worked fine for chefing.|
Here's his smoked duck breast or salmon salad on cracker.
|Sauteed Polenta in Marinara with Parmesan|