Overcast start to the day here in Turangi today. No wind as of 9:00am. The Tongariro is highly fishable. Neil went for a wander down to the Bridge this morning and saw no anglers.
No doubt most of you will now be running around in a mild state of panic preparing yourself to self isolate at home for a few weeks. A few anglers have called into the shop to stock up on supplies of fly tying materials so they can keep themselves busy. I guess the main thing in these times is to stay safe and to support each other. I think we are just delaying the inevitable no matter how you sugar coat things.
With the threat of enforced containment looming as more and more people seem to be getting infected with the Coronavirus there is always the “Law of Unintended Consequence”.
I was discussing things with a customer yesterday and we came up with the fact that there could potentially be more deaths from the confinement process than from the virus itself …. The Threat …. being confined and cooped up in the same house as the Mrs for three weeks or more ….. we possibly came to the conclusion that you should do a search of the house for any rolling pins, frying pans, butcher knives or knitting needles that may be used to harm you and try and hide these until the confinement process has abated. The Man-Cave / shed may become a sanctuary of relief.
Along with food, the next most essential items for containment may be the following items in the picture below …. We have fairly high stock levels of these at present …. But get in quick !!
(Below) News just to hand.
With the looming crisis ahead of us …. I take a little bit of inspiration from the following clip …. I like Stephen