BC Ferrries reported full or nearly full sailings on many routes
Thursday afternoon and evening, and although repeated warning to avoid
non-essential travel were broadcast, it seemed to make little difference.
Every scheduled ferry sailing between Vancouvers'
Horseshoe Bay terminal and the Sunshine Coast was full Thursday. By Thursday evening, 2
Friday ferry sailings to the Sunshine Coast were sold out.
Stay Home ! The Premier of British Columbia has said it, the Prime Minister of Canada has said it; the President of the US & the Governors of Washington and Alaska have said it. The World Health Organization has implored it .
We are in the midst of a global Pandemic which calls for self isolating except to complete essential service chores as quickly as possible.
Do not take a ferry, a bus, a plane or even a car - if not absolutely necessary.
This means no visiting the cottage; no visiting the chalet; no trips on a private boat; stay away from campgrounds and stay away from parks.
To fight this pandemic in the best & fastest possible way, it is important to self isolate, to go out only when necessary.
Good news is that the weather is great - so clean up the garden, sit on the patio, open some windows to let the fresh air in.
In the evening clean out that sock drawer, sort photographs, write a journal, hop onto the internet & check out Our Planet on Netflix.
Regard this period as bonus time - time to start or complete projects that have been on hold.
But whatever the choice, make sure you are staying home!