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Corona Virus: Lockdown Journey Journal, Day 19 of Level 4, 16 July 2021


Friday 16 July 2021, Day 19 of Level 4 😷

Corona Gratitude 🙏

#grateful for a most beautiful day, with sunshine at 17C, a shorts and sleeveless top day; for getting my writing done this morning and admin this afternoon; for a longer walk today, up Houghton Road, and down my secret Bakoven lanes, photographing flowers in the main, reflecting the beauty in my life; for being a peaceful day in the Cape, feeling totally safe here; and for being happy, healthy, and free.

The Sweet Service Award went to Labotessa Café; the Sour Service Award went to the Department of Home Affairs!

Sweet Service Award goes to Labotessa Café; Sour Service Award goes to Department of Home Affairs!

A huge thanks to Emma for her solid advice 🙏🙏🙏🙏👏 after being harassed by Sacha Jack, owner of the Ebbtide 201 party apartment 🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵🥵 WhataCheek! #Bully

Another President’s Speech coming up, third this week 😱🍷

SA Corona Status: 2 269 179 cases 66385 deaths 4 046 267 vaccinations

FitBit 9000 steps 7 km 👣



The Corona Virus Lockdown (Level 5), announced by our President Cyril Ramaphosa earlier to commence on 27 March 2020 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 2021, extended but relaxed on 1 February, and relaxed back to Level 1 on 1 March 2021, moved back to Adjusted Level 2 on 31 May, moved back to level 3 on 16 June, and moved back to Adjusted Level 4 on 28 June and extended by two weeks on 11 July,  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.

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Camps Bay undergoes major road upgrade, short-term irritation, long-term benefit for Capetonians!

Camps Bay Drive sign on Camps Bay Drive facing T-junction 2 Whale CottageWith minimal notice to the residents and businesses of Camps Bay, using nothing more than media statements, the City of Cape Town announced the closure of a large part of Camps Bay Drive, due to R20 million roadworks undertaken between the Geneva Drive and Houghton Road turn-offs for the next five months, which commenced a week ago. Speaking to a selection of businesses, the Victoria Road restaurants have felt little or no impact of the roadworks on their business, while guest houses in the suburb appear to be taking some strain.  The long-term benefit for not only Camps Bay, but for Cape Town in general, is recognised.

In the days leading up to 20 April, the start of the roadworks, the City of Cape Town hastily put up yellow signs all Continue reading →