There are reliable reports of salmon in decent numbers at Chitina on the Copper River, and so I am on the road.
Never could the American tradition of road tripping be better utilized than now with pandemic fears weighing heavy on the land and surfing a wave of anxiety in the tubes.
Anxiety never makes things better. It appears, among other things, to weaken your immune system, and in these days, not much could be worse.
Thus, it’s a good time to disconnect and drop out for a while. I would suggest all reading this to do likewise.
If I see you out there, I’ll wave. Don’t bother to come any closer. The space that divides – and the more the better – is still our best protection against the spread of infectious diseases.
As for those who can’t get out, consider turning off the computer and taking some time away from the pandemic news. It is good for your mental health. For those who need someone official to tell them this, here’s the directive from the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
Another way to look at it is like this:
“The worst (day fishing, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, gardening, posey sniffing, pick your passion) beats the best day pandemic fretting.”