With the relaxation of restrictions we went a little further for our shopping this last week. We went to Morissons’ in Fakenham rather than Cromer. A  few more miles but we feel it cleaner and more organised. Something that now could be said to seriously matter.

I was surprised to see we were practically the only people wearing masks and given this is supposed to protect other people rather than yourself (regardless if you believe that or not) it perhaps shows the selfishness of people. This feeling was reinforced by how reluctant people were to keep to the 2m distancing rule. Maybe they thought the easing of restrictions meant it was the beginning of the end. I feel it’s just the end of the beginning and we have a long way to go. Whichever which way, I am decidedly uncomfortable going to supermarkets. I feel uneasy given outside hospitals these spaces are perhaps the ‘petri dishes’ for contraction. Maybe it’s just me.

Anyways, I thought I would publish this photo taken in the Indian Ocean taken a few years ago. I was sailing out of Marissa in Sri Lanka on my way to hopefully find Blue Whales, when we passed a fishing Dhow topped with brightly dressed fishermen backed by a rainbow on a sea boiling with fish . Rainbows are supposed to symbolise hope. It was just a moment I thought to capture. A moment of colour. A moment of hope. The end of the beginning. I hope all my customers and followers are well and continue to be so.

4 Responses to “Rainbow”

  1. 1 np001
    May 17, 2020 at 7:12 pm

    There is always hope Carl – love to you both…

  2. 3 aabirdpix@btinternet.com
    May 18, 2020 at 10:53 am

    Hi Carl, Tania,        You are so right re. masks, but where has respect for others gone these days? Mike & I have found exactly the same in supermarkets, I won’t let Ann in them. In truth we’ve been getting our regular stuff online for years, but I’ve been in for the odd thing. Pharmacies (I’m still doing one day a week to fund future trips) are different, probably because many visitors have something wrong with themselves and don’t wish ill fortune on others. Having said that, the pharmacist in Boston is ill with CV, but Boston has constant breaches of the lockdown, probably the worst in Lincolnshire. I am an optimist, I think you have to be to be a world birder, but it will all settle down eventually, and most of what is reported by the media is negative. The vaccine has been shown to be safe and there’s no reason it shouldn’t be effective, but we lead the world in that field so the media wouldn’t want to be making too much of it.           I’m sure you’re both coping OK with restrictions, hope you are otherwise well, I’m going to get my own back for all the grip-off photos on your blog now, hope you, and Tania especially, enjoy them !                 All the best, stay safe,                             Alan PS Two Chocolate-tips

    • May 18, 2020 at 12:06 pm

      Good to hear from you Alan and know you’re both well. I’m sure it will return to something like normal pretty soon … at least I hope so. All the best and stay well.

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