12 thoughts on “Isolation: from swimming to paddling

  1. Roadtirement says:

    There is so much now banned. And who knows what the “new normal” will be. Will you really get to swim in the ocean again? I sure hope so…..

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I hope so. Preferably naked on an empty beach north of Tairāwhiti Gisborne …

  2. Su Leslie says:

    I’d be grateful for a walk on the beach; we’re close enough to see water, but there’s nowhere local with an actual beach.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      We’re lucky in Wellington. Small city entwined with the sea.

      1. Su Leslie says:

        That’s true.

  3. cedar51 says:

    even though I’m in Auckland, I too am not close to a beach, nor much else that has true greenery. There’s a wetlands about 3omins walk away – but by the time I would get to an entrance it would be time to turn back! Unless I disobeyed the rule…

    I’m going to make a list of “cravings” not just food stuffs but places I’d like to go to.

    One of my art friends in Wgtn posted a picture of a very empty railway station and some streets around downtown (evening) – she’s an essential worker. It looked surreal because last year when I was there overnight, I ran away because of the traffic – one way 6 lane streets in much of it. I should attempt to return, find better accommodation!

    Of course there are places closer to home, like Wynyard Quarter, Mission Bay …

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      I like the idea of post-lockdown experience cravings. BTW, Oriental Bay is close to me, but for a while it was closed, as it attracted crowds. Now we can walk and paddle, but not “loiter”. Time to savour beaches close to home.

  4. I WISH I WAS BY THE OCEAN TO SWIM.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      One day, one day!

  5. Elizabeth says:

    If you were in Florida where the cases continue to climb you could now go in the water at the beach! Of course you could also get very sick, but hey! That’s Florida for you.

    1. Rachel McAlpine says:

      Yes, we do things differently here.

      1. Elizabeth says:

        And it is paying off with lives saved.

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