The sun will rise again

31 March 2020

Getting up to watch the sunrise over Manly beach is is one of my favourite activities. Not only is it beautiful watching the sun rise over the Pacific ocean, but it is invigorating and really sets you up for the day ahead. It might be tough setting the alarm that bit earlier, but you never regret it.

They say the best things in life are free, and it’s hard to argue when you can stroll five minutes in the morning and enjoy sights like this.

In challenging times like we’re experiencing at the moment, it is easy to get overrun with negative thoughts. But it’s important to stay positive and make the most of each day as best as we can.

“Even the darkest night will end and the sun will rise” Victor Hugo

(Apologies for the philosophical spiel, clearly I do have too much time on my hands…)

The view from the Bower rock pool at sun rise

The Australian lock down laws were ramped up further at midnight last night. We’re now only able to leave the home for ‘an emergency’, shopping or exercise. Gatherings of more than two people (not really a gathering) can face fines of up to $11,000.

Tory and I were discussing the ramifications of this. If the lock down continues for six months, then realistically, we will likely not see any of our friends in the flesh at all. So its just the two of us for the foreseeable future – good job we get on well!

Not a lot to report today in Manly other than the usual cooking, job hunting and watching the Sopranos. Today my permitted outdoor exercise was a jog up and down Manly beach – time-lapse below.

Yesterday’s daily exercise outside captured by my Instagram fiance Tory Smith

In terms of the COVID-19 outbreak in Australia, today was the third day in a row that the number of new cases has reduced. This is promising and shows that the lock down laws are successfully reducing the spread of the virus.

Source: Australian Government Department of Health

Elsewhere around the world, Italy, Spain and the USA have all overtaken China in terms of the number of cases confirmed. Each of these three nations also reported the highest numbers of deaths per day. Global cases have now reached 850,000 and the 1 million mark is just days away.

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