This modest building is dwarfed by the huge, beautiful tree next to it and the mountains behind.
A sunny weekend. We walked to the Paines Ford track and explored some of the climbing areas now that they are deserted. Some impressive rocks deep in the bush but you wouldn’t see me attempting them, I got vertigo just looking up!
It feels as if we are coming out of a tunnel now that the lockdown will reduce to level 3 by Tuesday. The temptation will be to push the still restrictive limits. I hope that does not cause an up-tick in the curve, there were only 4 new cases yesterday, all in known clusters. I follow a WhatsApp group of Irish people trying to get home from New Zealand and asked those who had returned successfully what had happened as they arrived. I was told they were given a leaflet, that’s all, while New Zealand imposes quarantine. The payments for out of work people came through in two days here but I understand many are still waiting in Ireland. The death toll in Ireland is over 1000 and the UK is staggeringly high at over 20,000. Here it is 18, so we made the right decision to stay don’t you think?