|Tuggerah Lake this morning|
COVID-19 surfaced about 20 days earlier in South Korea so it might be a good short-term predictor of what will happen in Australia. If that is the case, then we should get used to what is currently happening in Melbourne where virus hotspots are causing such angst.
|The Entrance this morning|
All of this sounds very similar to what is happening in Melbourne, where new cases have been averaging between 10 and 20 in June with a recent uptick.
I am skeptical that either Australia or South Korea can eliminate the virus. The new normal will be an underlying base of community transmission, identified hotspots and temporarily-tightened regional restrictions in both countries.
For my exercise today, I took my touring bike out for an hour and a half to see how the hip flexor coped with real biking, as opposed to the trainer. There was pain there, but it was low level and easily tolerable. Not that different from when I took some long bike rides a month or so ago, so I'm feeling a little more optimistic that my body will cope with our looming bike adventure. Nine days to go, assuming the Queensland government does the right thing and announces this weekend that they will open their borders on 10 July.