Man that's and adventure....I've only ever passed a scab from a contused kidney. Most painful thing I ever experienced. Cape Town kitesurfing seems a nice recompense for thwarted cruising. I had windsurfing SA friends that kept asking me to go and I stupidly never went.I bought her in November 2019 and we had a short San Blas cruise. After three months kitesurfing in Cape Town, I tried in March 2020, but the country shut down around me. If I did not have my daughter with me and my wife back home I would have stayed there and gotten by, but they closed the airport from then till October, so short of sailing to Florida I would have had to stick it out, not very painfully, in the San Blas islands as several of my friends down there did. I had rotator cuff surgery in October so was laid up for many months.
Then I was down for three weeks working on the boat and going to do a short San Blas cruise with my wife when last Thursday I woke at 1AM in doubled-up pain with a kidney stone. My fourth in four decades, last required an operation, so I bailed. Three buses, two planes, one car, lots of painkillers and 27 hours later I was back home. CAT scan in ER confirmed four kidney stones. I've since painfully passed two small ones that were in ureters, operation scheduled for Wednesday for a big one in bladder, and there is a nasty little lurker in a kidney.
I'll go back in November with my daughter to give her the promised San Blas cruise, and then in February to go through the canal.
Hope you get a nice San Blas cruise with your daughter. Good on you.