Here I am in Worthing, UK which is just across the English Channel from France. The weather is just spectacular: warm, sunny days with no rain. I am staying at lovely small hotel, The Windsor on the Sea. They have given me an excellent rate for the month, no one else is here, it has the quaintness of being family-owned, and boasts a delightful, excellent chef.
I am working on publicity for the book, meeting new friends, seeing old ones, having Zoom calls…not sure how we survived before Zoom! And am also trying to figure out what is next…Cyprus for October, Mexico for November. Quarantine restrictions, etc. continue to challenge my travels. But at this point—not yet willing to hang up my Nomadic boots. My friend Simon is coming down for a couple of days from London with his bike on the train.
I took the train for three hours the other day, believe it or not to see my dentist in Cambridge (he is that good). The train went right through London, stopping at all the stations. I had four people in my car; it was like a ghost train. London itself was quite empty. People are very anxious and have no idea what to expect in the UK and I feel this is perhaps the same for the rest of the world. This seems to be the next normal in our world. My rule is to stay as safe as I can for myself and other people, but to still live the best life I can.
I think the months ahead will be very tough. When government support programs stop and jobs aren’t there. My other option is to stay in the UK for a while. I really like the south of England; very different feel here.
Keep well everyone and enjoy the pictures.