Day Five Hundred Sixty Five #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

The medical supplies were accepted with hardly a word of thanks. I did not consider this an indication of bad manners but rather the extent of the shock they had suffered, and by which they were still affected.

The fact that most of the supplies were machines and not immediately of use due to the lack of power to run them, may have colored their reaction. But there was no corresponding change in attitude when we handed over two container loads of generators.

Elijah and I did get ashore and did our best to walk the clogged streets.

It was on this outing that we came across an ancient temple, now repurposed and plastered inside with giant posters of Stan.

Day Five Hundred Sixty Four #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

We were a long time getting into the harbor. And even a longer time finding a berth. Debris packed the waters beside the docks, human bodies making up a good proportion of said debris.

And just like the ship master it took some convincing to change the minds of the remaining port authorities to allow us entry. Then it seemed like an eon for them to assemble some dock workers to help. (Many had fled to high ground).

Our crew set about clearing a way in, and by the time the shore crew was ready, we had already accomplished that task.

I helped Tomas and P identify containers with medical supplies and offloaded those first.

Even some listed for elsewhere.

Day Five Hundred Forty Three #DiaryoftheEndoftheWorld

We met with the Captain to ask if he might have any medical supplies from the ship’s stores to spare for the sufferers at the city hospital. He was generous in response.

For his part he wanted to know what our future plans might be. He felt his business should be concluded by the end of the week. And would we be shipping out with him again or not?

We were not prepared to give an answer right then, but promised a reply before the deadline.

Tomas gathered the supplies and released G from his duties to accompany us.

Upon our return to the hospital Elijah insisted that we be allowed to enter for we intended to spend the night.