Medicine In The Arctic
There was only one TV station that we could see on Vaerøy so we generally sat around every evening and just talked. No video games, no cell phones, and no computers. Times were in many ways a lot better. This was a typical scene for us in the evening. Inside it seemed calm but outside there were metal cables that we had to hang on to in the wind storms so we would not get blown off the island. We traveled from Vaerøy to Røst once a week to take care of the people on that small island. The boat we took, the MS Røst, could take up to 10 hours to go 20 miles in a storm. There were seat belts in the chairs as well as the bunks! That old boat was retired shortly after and put in a museum!