Wednesday, May 13, 2020

The final stretch

I'm still on my work assignment, but the end is near as I'm heading home Friday afternoon.  It has been an interesting experience and one that I will remember for a long time to come.

We have been able to get out a little bit and see a couple of famous sites and use the fresh sea air to decompress from work.
Beautiful restaurants/shops along the water
It was weird seeing these popular tourist sites almost empty and boarded up.  In both places we visited, we were walking right down the middle of empty streets.   We met a few people also out for walks as the parks have opened up here, but all in all, things were quiet.
rarely photographed without hordes of people
I couldn't help but wonder how these small tourist towns will recover from the shut down - will tourism bounce back a tiny bit this year?  Will some of these business even survive the year? The whole scope of the pandemic just seemed a bit more real being out in the world - ya know?
So pretty...

So goofy.  Couldn't resist this photo op!
My friend that is helping take care of the horses has been sending me a few updates, which is much appreciated.    Copper has been shedding like  crazy since early April.  When will it end?  Is he completely made of hair?  Stay tuned as this story unfolds!  lol
Copper - world's hairiest mini?
She has also been lunging Fred a bit since his abscess is better (yeah!) and since her horses is lame. (apparently he is doing better now too) and she also tested her new horse heart rate monitor on Fred.  
Lunging doesn't make an exciting map, but cool all the same.
I'm sooo looking forward to spending some time in the barn and just being at home in my own bed and not in a hotel eating out of take out containers! 


  1. omg that fluffy fluffy little copper pony hahaha, that is so much friggin hair! also so cool that you get to see such beautiful sites without all the typical thronging crowds. it's gotta be so hard for those towns to make ends meet without tourists, but i'm hopeful that when it becomes more safe for folks to be out and about, a lot of people are going to have some pent up demand for crossing things off ye olde bucket list.

  2. Whoa! That's a lot of hair from one tiny horse! Glad you'll get to go home soon. I'm sure you can't wait to see your horses!

  3. Where we live is a large tourist town but our local government has projected that financial recovery will take 2 years. Hopefully the smaller places bounce back sooner.


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