Being stuck in one place, regardless of the size, can eventually lead to a stir-crazy existence, but of all the places to be restricted to staying within, the qathet region has to be at the top of the list.
The saving grace for local residents dealing with non-essential travel restrictions during the COVID-19 pandemic, some of which have recently been lifted, is all about location, location, location.
Expectations are that even more travel restrictions will be lifted soon, whether it’s heading to Vancouver Island on a whim, or travelling throughout the province, across the country, or even internationally (with coronavirus vaccine documentation in hand, of course). But what location is more enticing than the upper Sunshine Coast? When the world opens up again, does anyone really want to leave?
A year-plus of social distancing and event cancellations aside, the options for individuals or families (or bubbles) to experience outdoor activities are boundless and close by, a sampling of which are featured in the Staycation section of our print issue this week. Can you imagine being stuck in a big city while facing the restrictions imposed since COVID-19 began spreading around the world?
We’re blessed, no doubt.
If easy access to the great outdoors isn’t enough to be blessed about, soon we’ll be able to put garbage out without a tag. It’ll cost more overall, but the pros outweigh the cons.
And you can be chauffeured anywhere in town for $2.25. What a deal! Who needs a car?
Now, if we could just get people to separate food waste from household garbage, and pick up after their pets, then we’d be living in the ultimate paradise.