Week 4 and technology is changing everything.
The gym closed and so I ordered a folding bike online so that I can continue to exercise. Added bonus – I can move through any busy areas quickly. Second added bonus – weight lifting in moving the bike into the lift and down to the street.
Zoom, for all the reported issues, is providing opportunities to meet differently. Last night was a zoom quiz with friends in Australia and the UK a welcome break from constant Covid, although we did compare experience. Have had a couple of family zoom birthday parties which are chaotic but fun.
Off tech the cockatoos come over late afternoon for a snack and a chat which is fun.
Week 3 into isolation and I realise that this is both like and completely opposite to cruising.
I am in Sydney in a one bedroom apartment, the two rooms are both less than 4m squared but I do have a small balcony and an ocean view. While I can go outside to exercise or to shop I am mostly in this small space. Very similar to an extended time away from a port.
There is however easy access to the shops and to fresh food. I have a small freezer and a reasonable size fridge. Very different to life on board, particularly when travelling.
Company is mainly at a distance or from the birds – now that is just about the same.
Recently we held a lunch at work to raise money to help the people of Nepal following the earthquakes that have caused so much damage and destruction.
Using the recipes in this blog I took along hummus, red bean dip, tzatziki and veggie sausage rolls.
The team is multi-cultural and the food reflected this with Yorkshire pudding and gravy, wontons, pasta, chicken pie, curried veggie patties in tamarind and coriander chutneys, cup cakes and gulab jamun.