Bognor Regis WI Lock Down Walks
The corona virus had the potential to take so much from us, which meant we had to think differently. The walk group was not going to be outdone. Jan sent the usual gang of walkers, by email each month, photographic memories and notes about 3 walks we had completed over past years: Graffham Wild Daffodil Wood, Angmering Bluebell Wood, and Pagham Harbour. However, with the easing of lockdown guidelines, things changed.
We’re out and back together, socially distanced of course!
Gill suggested a walk to Sue and, within days, Jan had an evening walk organised with military precision and within social distance guidelines. Last Monday 16 members split into 3 groups – 1 group starting from the Lobster Pot at Felpham, and 2 groups starting from the Waverly, at the end of the prom in Bognor, at staggered times.
The cross-overs were always going to be a challenge – but they worked! Individuals kept apart and, although greetings and a bit of chat were exchanged, there was no crowd gathering. Some bought ice-cream or drinks at the Lobster Pot, others devoured Jan’s shortbread, and some had both!
A lovely sunny evening along Bognor Regis beach at low tide, with plenty of space and only a slight breeze, made a perfect evening. Everyone said how wonderful it was to walk along with others and chat.