March 6th, 2021

A Year Ago

A year ago coronavirus was in the offing. If I'm reading my records correctly the airports had already closed. Masks were not yet being worn- and it would be months before their use became widespread. It was still possible to visit shops, restaurants, pubs and other public venues. On March 6, 2020 I posted a picture of a flooded road at Barcombe Mills in East Sussex and titled it "A souvenir of the great rains of March 2020." The following day I wrote a post wondering why we were getting so jittery about a virus that seemed little worse than the flu. A few days later we visited a National Trust property and had difficulty getting a seat in the restaurant. On March 18 we ate out for the very last time...