Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 49 of Level 1, 18 April 2021



Sunday 18 April 2021, Day 49 of Level 1 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#Grateful for one of our hottest days this summer, at 31C, without a breath of wind; for the fantastic work done by the 200 plus firefighters tackling the fire 🔥 at Rhodes Memorial, the Restaurant there (which burnt down), Mostert’s Mill on the opposite side of the M3, UCT buildings including the Library, and now spread to Deer Park in Vredehoek; for an otherwise relaxed day, even vacuuming the carpets and gaining good steps for it; for there being less litter around the Tidal Pool than usual, and lucky to have learner Marc help me with the heavy littering around the swings, he doing so for a school community project; for three sets of Beachgoers thanking us for cleaning up, something we seldom hear; and for being happy, healthy, and free 🙏💙

The Fire overwhelmed Social Media most of the day. UCT students were evacuated, accommodation being sought for students. So sad to loose all the books in the UCT Library, and for Mostert’s Mill to loose its roof and part of its windmill, a historic building and a landmark on the M3. . 🔥😡

Popcorn craze tonight, must find a movie to see with it.

SA Corona Status : 1 566 679 cases 53736 deaths  😷🥲 292 623 vaccinations 

FitBit 8000 steps 6 km 👣


The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March and to continue until 16 April, subsequently extended to 30 April, lowered to Level 4 from 1 May, lowered to Level 3 from 1 June, lowered to Level 2 from 18 August, lowered to Level 1 from 21 September, and moved back to Adjusted Level 3 from 29 December,  extended to 15 February on 11 January, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, is an unprecedented event in my lifetime. I am posting my daily Facebook post to journal this Corona Lockdown Journey, perhaps to serve as material for a future Book.

Chris von Ulmenstein, WhaleTales Blog: Tel +27 082 55 11 323 Twitter:@Ulmenstein Facebook: Chris von Ulmenstein, My Cape Town Guide/Mein Kapstadt Guide Instagram: @Chrissy_Ulmenstein @MyCapeTownGuide



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