The dreaded virus

Looking at the image above, nothing appears to have changed in the Glen. Of course we all know that things have changed greatly with the arrival of Coronovirus.

Usually at this time of year, we would be working flat out with the B&B. Not so this year and we won’t have any guests at all until the 15th July at the earliest. It feels very strange. One thing’s for sure, there’s lots more time to maintain the house and garden!

There are pros and cons to this whole viral invasion. Of course without doubt, the thousands of deaths and seriously sick people, along with the draining effect on our wonderful National Health Service and the economy in general, are devastating to our nation as a whole. On a personal level, we have been very lucky, with our family and friends staying safe at this point.

The most serious con from our point of view is a major drop in income. But on a more lighthearted note, NO HAIRDRESSERS is a big problem! Hence the “No.7” after arriving at my wit’s end

There are however some major pros to the situation! Aside from having the time to keep on top of things on the home front, lock-down meant that we could only exercise close to home. Luckily, we have a lot on our doorstep! So, finally, after 17 years, I managed to climb to the top of the Ridge…and what views!

Now we are allowed to travel slightly further afield, so out came the bike and we’ve managed to get out for a couple of picnics, enjoying the wildlife and even having the time for some sketching!

Skye is a strange place at the moment: roads are deserted, apart from numerous cyclists, hot-spot car parks are empty and there’s barely a soul out and about. Not good for tourism but must be a plus point for the over used beauty spots. Personally, I’d like to see a shift in the type of visitors to Skye: fewer “box-tickers” just looking for a selfie with an iconic backdrop and more people interested in the outdoors. Walking, cycling, bird and wildlife watching used to be the main pastimes of holiday makers. Let’s step back in time a wee bit…

2 Responses to “The dreaded virus”

  1. Le Petit Potager Says:

    So lovely to know all is well in your part of the world.

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