Right now the CV19 virus has been slowed dramatically in comparison to other countries, so I guess the lock down is working. But at what cost? We're on lockdown for 3 weeks, it's pretty much killed the South African economy.
I'm a tour guide with my own small business. Even before the lockdown was announced my guests were cancelling tours left right ad center because of what was happening in their own countries.
I'm one of the lucky ones, I have savings and no dependents. My fellow guides, well many of them will have been set back some 10 years, some are closing or will close if tourism doesn't recover in 6 months or sooner (which it's not forecast
But South African has been through many difficult periods - I'm pretty positive on the whole, things are tough right now but I truly believe will improve. It's just kinda a case up hitting the "reset" button. I think it's an opportunity for many people to have a real look at what's important to their lives - much like I'm doing.
Once the lockdown is ended, I personally will be looking in to learning marine
mechanics, sail making and the like; essentially broaden my skills in preparation for the "big sail". I'm even investigating boat
building (I was once a cabinet maker - who knows if that skill will translate).
Apologies for the long ramble.
I hope everyone in their respective countries are staying safe and sane!
Originally Posted by Paul L
is currently shut to foreign boats now do to the cv19 virus. How's thing look in Durban? Do you see any light at the end of the tunnel?