Abingdon nightlife is still closed due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and there were a lot of people out walking this evening on the banks of the River Thames in Abingdon.
We crossed Abingdon Bridge.
Then walked along, seeing St Helen’s Church silhouetted with the sun setting behind.
Somebody has hung up masks from a tree, and they caught the last sun of the day.
We then walked back towards Abingdon Lock. There were lots of geese and insects about in Rye Farm Meadow.
The Environment Agency said on May 7th ‘Government restrictions due to Coronavirus 2020: these restrictions aim to stop all non-essential travel and minimise contact to slow the spread of the virus. A transit van is blocking navigation in the Iffley reach. Osney Lock has a mechanical failure. Sandford and Abingdon Locks have been damaged through misuse. Marsh Lock currently has a tree blocking vessel passage. Sunbury Lock has a sunken boat in the main channel above the lock cut.’
The water in Abingdon Lock is looking stagnant through not being used.
There is a long narrow pathway over the weir and people walk both ways, and so advice is given on observing social distancing rules.
Back in Abingdon there is a shop in Lombard Street that is between lessees, and the windows have been covered with newspapers from April 1st and before.
It includes Prize Sudoku and people panic buying toilet paper.
These days the supermarket shelves are full of toilet paper. When I went shopping last week, for a house I support, the things on the list that I could not find were self raising flour, and soda crystals. It varies. The previous time it was eggs and frozen fruit.