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Get up close to the Navy Ships anchored in King George Sound Albany aboard our yacht "Panacea"! This Friday, Saturday and Sunday we are departing at 9am, 12 Midday and 3pm from the Albany Marina. We are restricting numbers to eight people for each voyage meaning a very personal experience. Book early! 0428429911 or info@soswa.com.au (Daily Charters as usual before and after these days) ... See moreSee less

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David ChristieWhat a funny name. The good ship pancreas.1   ·  2 days ago

Southern Ocean SailingIn Greek mythology, Panacea (Greek Πανάκεια, Panakeia) was a goddess of Universal remedy. She was the daughter of Asclepius and Epione. Panacea and her four sisters each performed a facet of Apollo's art: Panacea (the goddess of Universal remedy), Hygieia ("Hygiene" the goddess/personification of health, cleanliness, and sanitation ), Iaso (the goddess of recuperation from illness), Aceso (the goddess of the healing process), and Aglæa/Ægle (the goddess of beauty, splendor, glory, magnificence, and adornment). Panacea also had four brothers—Podaleirus, one of the two kings of Tricca, who had a flair for diagnostics, and Machaon, the other king of Tricca, who was a master surgeon (these two took part in the Trojan War until Machaon was killed by Penthesilea, queen of the Amazons); Telesphoros, who devoted his life to serving Asclepius; and Aratus, her half-brother, who was a Greek hero and the patron/liberator of Sicyon. Panacea was said to have a poultice or potion with which she healed the sick. This brought about the concept of the panacea in medicine, a substance meant to cure all diseases. The term is also used figuratively as something intended to completely solve a large, multi-faceted problem. A river in Thrace/Moesia was named after the goddess, and is still known as the river Zlatna Panega (from Greek panakeia).2 days ago

Southern Ocean SailingSo our Yacht named "PANACEA" can cure all. :) :)1   ·  2 days ago

Southern Ocean SailingThe pancreas is a large and important gland behind the stomach close to the duodenum. It digests your food and produces insulin, the main chemical for balancing the sugar level in the blood. This leaflet describes what and where the pancreas is, how it works, what can go wrong with it, how your doctor can diagnose diseases of the pancreas and how they are treated. Where is the Pancreas? The pancreas is a solid gland about 10 inches (25cm) long. It is attached to the back of the abdominal cavity behind the stomach and is shaped like a tadpole. Its head is just to the right of the mid-line and its body and tail point upwards at an angle so that the tail is situated just beneath the extreme edge of the left side of the ribs. The head is closely attached to the first part of the small intestine (duodenum), into which the stomach empties food and liquid, already partially digested. It is to this partially digested food that the pancreas adds its digestive juices (enzymes). The tube draining the liver of its bile (the bile duct) lies just behind the head of the pancreas and usually joins the bowel at the same place where the fluids from the pancreas enter the bowel. Running behind the body of the pancreas are many important blood vessels. Because of its position in the body, it is not easy for a surgeon to operate on the pancreas.1   ·  2 days ago

Jenny RickerbyNothing like having something short and sweet :-)2 days ago

Southern Ocean Sailingha ha. but i think David needs a lengthy explanation.1   ·  2 days ago

Southern Ocean SailingBut yes you are correct Jenny. The Pancreas, tho small, is an amazing organ.2 days ago

Andrew McFarlaneAwesome, were locked in. :-)2   ·  2 days ago

Don PerfrementSO!.... Does the Pancreas ever have need for a Panacea???!2 days ago

Jodi McFarlaneLooking forward to being cured ;-)1   ·  1 day ago

Rita Daw McLeanWe will be getting off when you get on Jodi. Getting excited I see hopefully a clear day!,1   ·  23 hours ago

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Southern Ocean Sailing is based in Albany, on the south coast of Western Australia.

Our passion is sailing but more importantly introducing people to the wonders of the oceans.

Our "fleet" includes a Beneteau 40.7 First, a Hunter 260 and our Recreational Skipper's Ticket craft.

We have experience sailing the oceans of the world.  From the ice of Antarctica, around Cape Horn to the Northern Atlantic and all oceans between.

Our ocean knowledge provides for a terrific experience whether blue water sailing, coastal sailing or obtaining your Recreational Skipper's Ticket.