A walk in the Park 21st February

It’s been such a mild morning, we thought we’d go for a walk before lunch.
The wind was slight, but the skies a little grey, so we played safe and wore our yellows.
People were gathering for the church service at the little chapel up the road, the first we’ve seen for a few months. We’ve never been inside so don’t know how big it is and if social distance would be possible, but judging by the number of vehicles outside and on the forecourt, it was well attended today.

Other than that, there were actually very few people about. Both ducks and geese are pairing up, doing their courtship dances, dips and dives. Spring is in the air.
We saw one guy we didn’t recognise coming towards us by the bridge and were able to change direction, then went up onto the prom for a change.
Even that was quiet, with only a handful of people on the sand with or without dogs, and apart from 4 cyclists, we had the prom to ourselves. It started to rain but didn’t come to anything and it was really pleasant to be out in the fresh air.

The cafes at either end of this stretch of promenade and also the one in the park are open for take away business. With Easter just a matter of weeks away, proprietors are being hopefully optimistic about the tourist trade. From our point of view, we’re dreading it, vaccines or no vaccines. It would appear I am one of the very few on our estate who have NOT been vaccinated yet. Hopefully I should hear something in the next few weeks. Even when I’ve had it though, we shall still be masking up to shop and avoiding people or conversing with our friends from a distance.

We walked back through the estate, commenting that we hadn’t seen a few of our friends for a while. One was tinkering in his garage, so we stopped and chatted for a little while, and as we did so, a couple of other people walked by that we recognised so we said Hi.

In total, we were out for over an hour. Hubby has done really well and any side effects from his jab yesterday are minimal. My lunch is cooking, and he has had his soup.
He’s trying a mix of whizzed custard and bran now. The banana milkshake was OK, but gave him a little indigestion, so maybe it was a try out too early.

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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! We have recently lost our beloved dog Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney, and now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of my GSD so had hers done too. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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14 Responses to A walk in the Park 21st February

  1. fransiweinstein says:

    Oh, continuing to mask up and distance after being vaccinated is essential. All the doctors and experts on this side of the pond are saying it will be a long time before we can stop. It will take some time to reach herd immunity and for the benefits of it to kick in. The only allowance I’ve heard from just 1 doctor is, if everyone in your household has been vaccinated and every one in a friend or family member’s household has been vaccinated, then you can get together without masks.

  2. rugby843 says:

    I think bananas are hard to digest even though they are promoted that way.

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  3. Y’all need to understand that vaccines against COVID, any of them, are not 100% effective.

    At best the more sensible of the medical world around the world are hoping the vaccines will reduce the effects of illness to a state that hospital care won’t be needed by most.

    Only think on this. NO ONE has found the cure for the common cold and that is also a coronavirus.
    Flu vaccinations have to be reformulated every year to cope with new variants within your country.
    This I can see being the new norm.
    A flu vaccination AND a Covid vaccination reformulated for every year.

    So, beware of the snake oil salesmen aka politicians and their promises.
    No matter what the politicians say, the world is going to be fighting this virus for many years to come.

    With that in mind, I’m thinking about those with compromised immune systems and the elderly.

    Much as it is good for your morale and peace of mind, you might like to consider retaining your PPE, security, and wariness of others.
    It may be better to refrain from close physical, or confined contact with others, whether they have been vaccinated or not.

    Don’t forget those politicians, following flawed science since the beginning, have concentrated on adults and elders.
    They have KNOWINGLY refused to vaccinate younger children and juveniles, and are hell bent on them going back to school into a virus rich environment.

    Anyone who works, or has worked, within the education system will confirm that.
    Schools not only educate but are custom built and operated to create super spreaders.

    Some workplaces will inevitably cause cross infections with their limited workspace and close personal contact.
    Mass public transport systems and international travel will continue to spread variants around the world.

    To that end, the reasoning behind the vaccine passport scheme is also flawed.
    Remember, just because you are vaccinated DOESN’T mean you can’t carry the virus.
    This virus is elegant and is mutating as it mixes with different genetic pools.

    With that in mind, I’m wondering how soon will it mutate into something that the current detectors won’t recognise.

    The final problem is the COVID deniers, anti vaccinationists, various religions, and cults.
    Together with that stupid mix of paranoid civil rights activists.
    They who see everything as some sort of government or New World Order plan.

    Are we all doomed?
    In my humble non medical opinion I would say no.
    Time may reduce the virus’s effect to the same level of harm as the common cold BUT over what time period remains to be discovered.

    • I am not medically minded and appreciate that a vaccine is not a cure. Hopefully it will provide levels of protection against the virus to diminish the effects, but it won’t obliterate it. IMO our politicians are money driven and blinkered, not seeing the wood for the trees or beyond. I can see masks and social distancing being the norm well into 2022 if not 2023, and although that may go against the grain with a lot of folk, I’d rather that than have an early appointment with a box.
      There is no cure for the common cold, and I am one of the millions who have a flu jab every year. This year I had the added bonus of a pneumonia jab too. I agree with you that in time we will all be having an annual jab for both flu and Covid. This thing is not going to go away, and your final sentence sums it up nicely. Stay safe everyone.

  4. Chel Owens says:

    It’s difficult living in a tourist area. We all want to be back to what was before but that doesn’t mean we are safe to. :/

  5. murisopsis says:

    So happy that Spring is on the way for you. We are still frozen with mountains of plowed snow heaped everywhere! You hour stroll sounds delightful – especially being able to see familiar faces!

  6. Carol anne says:

    Glad your walk was so nice! It sounded lovely! Its nice when the weather cooperates. xoxo

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