March 25

West Cornwall | The day before the Coronavirus lockdown


It’s Monday 23rd March 2020 – The day before the UK is put into lockdown by the UK Government to curb the spread of the deadly Coronavirus.

I wanted to go out in the car with my GoPro and drive through the main towns and villages near to where I live just outside Penzance in West Cornwall to see how the Coronavirus pandemic was starting to affect everyday life.

Apart from seeing empty shelves in local supermarkets, this journey brought home to me that this is very real and for the foreseeable future our lives will not be the same.

Freedoms will be taken away from us and physical isolation will become a way of life until the Coronavirus is under control.

Maybe our lives will never be the same again.

Normally on a beautiful day like this these places would be packed with locals and holidaymakers enjoying the sun and everything we love about Cornwall but as you’ll see from the video these towns were virtually deserted.

I did a circular drive-through Marazion, Penzance, Newlyn, Mousehole and St Ives.

I also parked up briefly in St Ives and went for a quick walk around the town. You can see this at the end of the video.

I’m actually writing this on day two of the official lockdown. I’ll post further videos if I can when I’m out on the bike taking exercise or when I’m in the car taking essential trips to the supermarket.

At the moment everyone in our household remains symptomless, let’s hope it stays that way.

Keep Safe!

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Cheers, JV


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