Blogging at 22:30 on Tuesday 3rd August from N 54.92683°, W 03.73673° / http://maps.google.com/maps?q=loc:54.92683%2C-03.73673
Well, it's been a while, but we're moving again. Of course, during this whole period of not being able to move very much, we've actually moved quite a lot; though not in a way that's usually associated with this particular blog.
Our moving-whilst-not-allowed-to-move-very-much has involved four or five trips within the home nations and - in summary - has focussed mainly on gravel-bike riding and seeking out natural history and landscape encounters. Pretty much business as usual, then, except with the additional layers of the requirement for social distancing and the wearing of face masks.
In truth, we normally prefer to socially distance by at least two kilometres anyway, so the two-metre rule hasn't been particularly onerous and I quite like the anonimity face coverings bring.
The domestic travels have been memorable and enjoyable and I can report that during the whole period of formally-restricted movement, none of the flora, fauna and landscapes we've encountered have seemed to care very much about the plight of our species.
Anyway, thanks to fantastic governance and in a no-way-incompetent response from most of our world leaders, we're now in a position where we can move slightly further than not very much - as long as we obey rather arbitrary rules that change on a daily basis, seemingly depending more on political posturing than anything to do with the humanitarian cost of a dangerous pandemic.
And so we're off to Ireland, again; that is if we're still allowed by the time we reach Cairnryan on Thursday morning.
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