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POTD 366:106

Keep your distance on the bus.

I had an adventure today. Well, that's how it felt. The furtherst I had been on my own since coming out of hospital was to the pharmacy 200 metres away. Other than that I have not been out on my own since late February and that was only to travel to and from hospital, either by ambulance or car.

Today I had to go to the lab in Porirua (a few kilometres from home). So I got the bus there, queued to have blood taken, walked around the corner to the supermarket, joined a short queue and went in followed the one way system around the shop.

Then I went to the bus stop outside the supermarket and waited for a bus. When it arrived it did not stop but the driver pointed down the road. Despite the shelter and seats being there AND a ther still being a sign saying 'bus stop' the buses were not stopping there but at a stop 100 metres away. I was not impressed. I walked to the stop 100 metres away hoping that I would not have to wait an hour for the next bus. There are two routes that will get me home, both hourly (we are on Sunday services at the moment) and they run within a few minutes of each other. Just as I got to the stop another bus arrived. I was the only passenger and the lovely driver got my shopping bags off the bus for me when I got to my stop. I probably look like an old lady and she felt sorry for me! At the supermarket checkout I was asked if I had a Gold Card (discount card for 65+ year olds).

Not surprisingly, I was very tired this afternoon.


Wednesday, 15th April 2020.

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Taken on April 15, 2020