Monthly Recap – March and April 2020
A recap of my adventures in the months of March and April 2020
What a strange sixty days this was. With Covid-19 on everyone’s doorsteps, the world seemed to stand still and I settled in to #Stayhome. I was determined to get out of the house as much as possible, and enjoy the lovely Autumn weather. As an essential worker, I was still required at work for a lot of time, but holidays and weekends were definitely quieter. And a quiet happy birthday to me in March too. Read on for my monthly recap.
NARRABEEN LAKE TRACK
Another weekend, another walk, another section of the Narrabeen Lake track covered. One day I will be up for walking the whole 9km circuit. Not yet!
WILDLIFE PHOTOGRAPHER OF THE YEAR OPENING NIGHT
I won tickets to the Wildlife Photographer of the Year opening night in early March. We headed into the city for drinks and canapes at the Maritime Museum to see the amazing entries, and then to have dinner at Darling Harbour with some city views. It was weird to be out on a weekday evening!
The Artist managed to get in a Open Studio weekend just before lockdown. We opened up our house to the public, and the cat decided he was best in show. To see my partner’s amazing oil paintings and wildlife drawings, click here.
WALKS WALKS WALKS
With gyms, restaurants and cinemas closed, there wasn’t much left to do but outside exercise! I made the most of the school holidays at home and discovered some new walks in the area, well new to me. Beachside, bayside or in the bush, anything goes!
Just 5 minutes away are the Warriewood Wetlands, a small area of crisscrossing paths full of swamps, birds, bats and lagoons. On the other side of the road from the wetlands is a walk to a small waterfall, so I visited there on the same day.
The weather was so glorious in late April, I even spent two days swimming at the beach! With ocean pools closed, I was glad to get in a few more swims, even if the water was a little fresh! It was so clear and clean, I felt like I was in Thailand!
So that was the March and April Recap, also known as ‘The Months at Home’… Although May and June were looking like being equally as local, as the pandemic settled in for Autumn and Winter in Australia.
See you next month!