COVID-19 Lockdown, Fuengirola - Day 01
Well here is... my first attempt at a new blog.
I'm going to try and keep this up in between my busy schedule and I'll be aiming to keep a record of what we get up to on a bi-weekly basis, sharing our views and some of the tips and tricks we've learnt over the years to help us create better photos and videos.
So here comes the first instalment!
During the past week, we've entered a time that most of us would say we've never seen the likes of in our entire lives. Some of the scenes being broadcast from around the world on our televisions resemble those from a sci-fi movie.
Yesterday marked the first day of the COVID-19 lockdown in Spain, so, armed with my press pass to avoid receiving a hefty fine, I jumped into my car and drove to the popular resort of Fuengirola. On a day when the streets would normally be bustling with tourists and keep fit enthusiasts, the beach front was empty apart from a handful of locals who were not deterred by fines of 30,000€ and prison sentences of up to 3 months that have been put in place for anyone breaking the curfew. Only the parrots playing in the trees and the crashing waves could be heard over the silence that had descended on this usually vibrant part of the coast.
Police cars patrolled the streets telling people (including me) to go home and rightly so - If we are going to lock ourselves down and suffer the consequences of not being able to do a proper days work, then we all need to be doing the same thing at the same time, otherwise those of us who are bothering, are wasting our time.
There's a long road to recovery ahead, but I'm already looking forward to our return to normality. Come on people, the quicker we get on with it, the better!!