Anzac Day after 5 weeks at home

Anzac Day after 5 weeks at home

Another Anzac Day, after approximately five weeks of restrictions and working from home. It was lovely to see quite a few people standing in their driveways, with a candle or torch, listening to the service on the radio quietly. It’s not the same as the dawn service up at Monument Hill or King’s Park, where there is such a feeling of community and remembrance, but with the current COVID19 restrictions, so much better than nothing.

They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:

Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.

At the going down of the sun and in the morning,

We will remember them.

Lest we forget.

Laurence Binyon

We are so lucky, here in WA. With minimal cases and negligible community transmission, we are limited to family groups (living in the same house) and meeting up with one friend only, for exercising, but not limited to numbers of trips out. Supermarkets are open, cafes are doing a decent trade in takeaway, hairdressers etc are beginning to open … social distancing is very much still in force but our schools are opening on Wednesday, some elective surgery starts next week. We have been seeing friends, at a distance and in the open air, with no physical contact. It has been very tempting to start stretching the rules, even breaking them, and I have had to catch myself today making plans that clearly breached our (not onerous) restrictions.

And on the topic of getting out for exercise, last weekend I made the trip to Zephyrs cafe ! In the kayak, a very slow 10km round trip, with lots of breaks on the way there and back, however it’s the first time I’ve managed that trip for around 4 years.

Three years ago exactly, I walked the Three Capes Track in Tasmania.

A few photographs below, it was easily one of the most beautiful walks I’ve done. I have always said I’d be happy to be able to kayak to Zephyrs after my treatment, and I’ve now reached that goal. My next goal; maybe the Three Capes in Tasmania ? It’s 47km over 4 days, and I have managed 7km so far, so it seems possible.

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