long view by graemestevens

long view

This is the "long view" down Back Beach, with Paritutu Rock on the right and the Sugar Loaf Islands in the middle. Best on black as always.
Today, after developing a sore throat and dry cough overnight, I was tested for COVID-19 and am back in to isolation. They tell me I'll have my results with 3 days - if it's positive I have to isolate for 2 weeks, if it's negative I have to isolate for a further 48 hours after receiving the results.
Either way, watch this space...just when I was enjoying being back at the beach!
Oh, I hope you're Covid-19 free. Take care. Lovely image.
May 13th, 2020  
Rather ominous sky. No fun being in isolation. I hope that your test will be negative. Take care of yourself and stay safe.
May 13th, 2020  
Oh crap, crap, crap. All digits crossed for you mate.
May 13th, 2020  
best wishes.
May 13th, 2020  
Everything crossed for you here. I love how you've captured that row of rocks.
May 13th, 2020  
Oh no! I hope that it is negative for you and that the next few days go quickly while you await your result. Fingers crossed.
May 13th, 2020  
Really draws one in! I can almost feel the cool sea water on my toes. Sorry you're not feeling well. Get some rest, and keep us informed please.
May 13th, 2020  
Beautiful photo!! Take care, hope you're negative (on the Covid thing, that is!)
May 13th, 2020  
Stay safe, Stay Home. Work on you negatives while being negative about a positive...oh, wait...be positive about a negative result. PMA
May 13th, 2020  
Oh come on! New Zealand is almost Covid-free isn’t it? It will be just a “normal” sore throat! Stay well!
May 13th, 2020  
@caterina We still have cases - we've had 4 days (not consecutive) with no new cases so while it's under control the rule is, and part of how we've controlled it, that if you have ANY of the symptoms you get tested - while you wait for the results you stay isolated, and when you get those results you stay isolated for a further 48 hours if they're negative. If they're positive, you stay isolated until you have no further symptoms.
I agree that yes, it will be a "normal" sore throat...but it's also far better, particularly for the sake of others, to do the right thing, get tested and stay home.
@byrdlip We have friends that we were meant to be going out to dinner with tonight - we told them that we wouldn't be and they have gone right ahead and assumed that I'll be dying shortly. So that's positively negative!
@lsquared I will be but it's better to be safe than sorry.
@juliedduncan I'll be fine - and if I'm not I'm going to go out under cover of darkness and lick everyone's door handles so that they can suffer as well....MWAHAHAHAHAHAHA
@kgolab It'll be fine....a normal cold...but best to be safe than sorry :)
@tinley23 Thanks very much - be careful not to cramp up with all those things crossed...
@swguevin2 Thanks - it'll be fine. What could go wrong?
@golftragic Thanks - it'll be a cold and nothing more but it's better to be safe than sorry.
@salza Actually....I quite like being locked away from the common folk....
@jamibann I will be...it wouldn't dare try to infect me.
May 13th, 2020  
Wonderful shot.
May 13th, 2020  
@tonygig Thanks very much :)
May 13th, 2020  
I agree Graeme, that’s the right thing to do and that’s why you have so few cases. I wish we could do the same, but with so many cases still being diagnosed every day tracing is difficult. Isolation however is mandatory. I was just trying to encourage you!
May 13th, 2020  
@caterina Plus I enjoy being at home...it's where the good food is ;)
May 13th, 2020  
wishing you all good things, graeme, including no covid. very sensible and helpful to take the precautions. and this is a ravishingly wonderful image in so many ways
May 13th, 2020  
Dramatic shot. Great scene. What can I say that's not been said! You are a positive thinker.
May 13th, 2020  
@gamelee I also like to be at home ;)
@pistache I have a good book, some booze and rather tasty cheese....what could go wrong?
May 13th, 2020  
Love the ominous sky!
Enjoy your time at home!
May 14th, 2020  
@radiogirl Thanks very much :)
May 14th, 2020  
Suitably ominous for your situation. Hope that its just the extra fresh air giving your long isolated self a fit. Fav!
May 14th, 2020  
@joysabin Thanks very much :)
May 14th, 2020  
Oh no! I hope you don’t have it... sensible to take the precautions... but it would be so miserable to be so sick... look after yourself!
May 14th, 2020  
May 14th, 2020  
Okay, so the mood of this picture goes too well with your news of a sore throat and dry cough. Self-isolate in the sunshine... I hear the vitamin D is a healer of this wretched virus.
May 14th, 2020  
Oh Graeme. I sure hope you are CV 19 free. Sorry re quarantine once again. Please get well quick
May 14th, 2020  
@jgpittenger She'll be right ;) I have a food, wine and a good book or 6....what could go wrong?
@lyndemc I'm sure it will just be a cold....'tis the season for it over here.
@northy It would be a very brave (or foolhardy) virus to try and infect me...I would wish it a speedy recovery ;)
May 14th, 2020  
Definitely, but it will be a big relief to know that you're OK.
May 14th, 2020  
Oh no - but you are doing the right thing to get tested. And I only imagine what scary images you will be making whilst in isolation with that gas mask! Best of luck for a negative result - that will be positive - if you get my gist.
May 14th, 2020  
@kiwinanna I do get your gist....it'll be fine ;)
May 14th, 2020  
@graemestevens __ I'll be dying shortly. So that's positively negative! __

I'm thankful for every morning that I wake up...one of these days I get up to see the sun rise.
May 14th, 2020  
@byrdlip I couldn't imagine not waking up and being pleased that I'm breathing....
May 14th, 2020  
I believe that it is pain after a long break on the beach after a break. But you have to be careful and research is necessary.
Fabulous sky!
May 14th, 2020  
@haskar Thank you very much :)
May 14th, 2020  
Your robust system of testing is clearly what we should all be doing. I have already read that you are clear - so that is good news and I look forward to seeing more from the beaches when you are able to be out and about again. In the meanwhile, I will enjoy the long view, and others from this series.
May 15th, 2020  
@helenhall Yes...my cousin in the UK couldn't get over the fact that I just "go and get a test"...
May 15th, 2020  
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