I met a man on my new boots testing hike last Saturday. I commented how there hadn't been many tourists on the walks this year. He agreed.
One thing a lot of people who I have met have commented on is the sale of houses on the peninsula. Houses for sale are becoming rarer and rarer. A lot of the buyers seem to be English owners too.
Are they escaping the cities because they want an EU base after Brexit or is it the Covid threat and the rush to get away from the big towns and cities?
I suppose if you are retired and can drive it's not so bad and you can afford to have your shopping delivered online. Life ain't so bad. Well apart from the wet weather we are having at the moment. It must be different if you have a mortgage and have to commute for work and your house is dormitory housing? Somewhere that you have your tea, watch the telly and sleep in.
I love the views and walking inthe countryside and the seaside but one thing I have never got use to is the rural isolation. Perhaps being born in a town means you can't take the town out of the person?
I think that's why I write blogs. It's a way of communication to other people. It's been a strange year for everyone with no holiday, social events, Rock concerts, closed "wet" pubs...?
I have been isolating for nearly twenty years.