I have not posted since we arrived back from New Zealand at the end of August, so this is a brief update.
After many cancelled bookings and a finally a 5 hour drive south to Christchurch to fly back north to Auckland to connect to our international flight home, we arrived in Dublin Covid free. Our car had been sitting in an underground car park for six months so needed a little coaxing from a mechanic to become mobile again but we finally limped back home with the advice ‘don’t switch the engine off ’till you get there!’
Life has been very busy since then. Taming the rampant growth in our garden took time and there were several issues that needed sorting out in the house. Herself’s website needed major work too, so hiking and sketching have been off the agenda.
I am not sure what I will do with this site. Long distance hikes are not possible now due to persistent joint problems so there will only be occasional day hikes for the time being. Until the Covid pandemic weakens and lockdowns are lifted, trips will all need to be close to home anyway.
I imagine that this site will become more of an occasional journal so there may need to be some re-configuration – there are also a few technical issues that need to be ironed out.
In the meantime, Season’s Greetings and I am sure we are all looking forward to 2021 returning to some kind of normal.