A couple days ago I posted a photo near my home. Sunday, my wife and I went for a walk in the other direction, out into open countryside. Typically, between the time we decided to go for a walk, and the time we actually got out, the weather had clouded over a bit, but it has stayed generally pretty bright all day. Temperature was pretty good for the time of year, approaching 20C (that’s 70F). The breeze at this time of year is cooling, and I still wore my winter jacket.
It’s a quiet road anyway, but at the moment even moreso. We walked for about a half hour (as much as I can manage) and were passed by only about a half-dozen bicycles, and even fewer cars.
I’m a bit concerned here to see footage on tv of police admonishing people for having a barbeque on a beach. As far as I could tell, the two participants were observing social distancing, except with each other. I was a bit more concerned to hear the Health Minister justifying this by saying that people need to obey the rules, without giving a plausible medical explanation. So, I didn’t see the problem with what they were doing. I think that the way through this is through mutual trust, and it was really quite laughable to hear a minister talk in terms of enforcement, when he spent the last ten years firing all the enforcers! In any case, my wife and I enjoyed our fresh air – together.