In the current climate of terror, we ventured out into the open this morning, Mrs D and myself, armed only with a small warning bell and a long pole to keep the ‘others’ away. We ventured onto the beach at St. Annes. Fortunately the tide was out so we had all of seven or maybe eight square miles of slightly damp sand almost to ourselves.
At least twenty or thirty people, with as many dogs, thronged the sands. Few came within several hundred yards, so we were probably safe.
We noticed a strange phenomenon while we were out. Couples who were apparently together and lived, slept and ate together at home seemed to be exhibiting ‘social distancing’ while in the open air. Is this something we missed? Have other people noticed similar rather illogical activity?
Now back at home, safety equipment stowed away until needed again, fed and watered, I think it’s time to get down to some seious work. Or maybe not, perhaps I’ll do some saxophone practice for a little while. The neighbours are trapped in their flats, they have no escape.
Edit: I decided to do the saxophone practice. They were quiet while I played the tenor, but when I started on the soprano, that’s when the wailing began…