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Where would be the best place to sit out a pandemic?

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Created by FormulaNova A week ago, 25 Mar 2020
FormulaNova
NSW, 10490 posts
25 Mar 2020 11:43AM
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Not that its an option, but I wonder where people would choose this time of year if they had the luxury of just happening to be somewhere isolated where they could enjoy themselves without worrying about this stuff?

I was listening to the tv this morning and they mentioned that they are stopping people with RVs and Campers going to Tasmania. No doubt people trying to go somewhere isolated but still allowing a bit of movement. I can't blame them for that and if I were not working I would have been there even earlier, or even somewhere else remote.

Where would a kiter or windsurfer go this time of year?

Cobra
7847 posts
25 Mar 2020 9:27AM
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I wouldn't go anywhere the place will be in lockdown soon. Likewise with Tas , last nights news in QLD stated the West Oz government was going to stop people from the city heading to their country retreats . Reason being to holt the spread in rural areas. also read WA authority's turning Rottnest island into a quarantine area. I don't know how true that is , maybe somebody from WA can inform

bazz61
QLD, 2833 posts
25 Mar 2020 11:34AM
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in a yacht out to sea

nebbian
WA, 6227 posts
25 Mar 2020 9:51AM
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Cobra said..
I wouldn't go anywhere the place will be in lockdown soon. Likewise with Tas , last nights news in QLD stated the West Oz government was going to stop people from the city heading to their country retreats . Reason being to holt the spread in rural areas. also read WA authority's turning Rottnest island into a quarantine area. I don't know how true that is , maybe somebody from WA can inform


Can confirm, I was in Rottnest this past weekend, and everyone was kicked off the island the day after we came back.

This picture was taken on the ferry back home on Monday, and shows the probable reason for wanting to make a large area like Rottnest available.



FormulaNova
NSW, 10490 posts
25 Mar 2020 1:37PM
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bazz61 said..
in a yacht out to sea


You're on the same wavelength as me!

I wasn't asking for options to go to, but dream places to sit it out if you were already there.

I was up at kitesurfari in Qld a few times, and that is one place I wouldn't mind being isolated for a while, at least after the crocs depart ;-)

JulianRoss
WA, 461 posts
25 Mar 2020 10:41AM
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My go to spot is Rotto. Just had 2 weeks there on a boat for end of Feb/ early March.
Unfortunately it looks like my wings have been clipped....

gavnwend
NSW, 1065 posts
25 Mar 2020 1:44PM
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The moon!

MikeyS
VIC, 1460 posts
25 Mar 2020 1:53PM
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Cobra said..
I wouldn't go anywhere the place will be in lockdown soon. Likewise with Tas , last nights news in QLD stated the West Oz government was going to stop people from the city heading to their country retreats . Reason being to holt the spread in rural areas. also read WA authority's turning Rottnest island into a quarantine area. I don't know how true that is , maybe somebody from WA can inform



Can confirm, I was in Rottnest this past weekend, and everyone was kicked off the island the day after we came back.

This picture was taken on the ferry back home on Monday, and shows the probable reason for wanting to make a large area like Rottnest available.




Yeah, sending them up the Abrolhos Islands might have been a bit cruel. Don't mention the Batavia.

Chris6791
WA, 3215 posts
25 Mar 2020 10:55AM
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According to COVID mapping, Libya and North Korea haven't returned any positive results. Maybe go there?

esoom
110 posts
25 Mar 2020 11:03AM
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I'm up in the very far north of WA , in a remote community called Kalumburu.
Have swag and tent organised to go even more remote if needed.
Weather starting to cool down , plenty of water and fish out here !
Too many crocs for water sports though !

Rupert
TAS, 2609 posts
25 Mar 2020 2:29PM
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I'm south of Hobart and things are very quiet. Tourists in their caravans and campers who arrived prior to the "shut down" are being catered for as best we can prior to them getting back on the "Spirit" and going home to a 14 day isolation. Most if not all attractions apart from the wilderness are closed down so there really is nothing to do except sit tight and ride it out.
No one foresaw what is happening, TODAY, Christmas time you could buy a ticket, hop on a plane and go anywhere in the world, two weeks ago we witnessed cretins piling their shopping trollies full of bog roll and a plethora of 'virus' jokes that have since dried up now that this s*** has got serious.

Everybody, please, do your little bit and maybe your family and friends will come out the other end relatively unscathed. As for those who cant seem to grasp the situation, stay the f*** away from me and mine.

waynos
TAS, 164 posts
25 Mar 2020 7:58PM
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Glad I am I Tas but ultimate escape Sailing La Vagabonde and others like them as long as they can keep catching fish to supplement their own supplies.

Main
QLD, 2001 posts
25 Mar 2020 7:06PM
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Hard to go past main beach on the Gold Coast. Got surfing and kite surfing across the road and awesome mountain bike trails 15 minutes away @ Nerang.

Imax1
QLD, 2516 posts
25 Mar 2020 7:10PM
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Bribie Island , gotta blow the bridge !

Paddles B'mere
QLD, 3125 posts
25 Mar 2020 7:30PM
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Yep blow up the bridge and find out whether all the old roosters will whinge more about not being able to get a haircut as opposed to getting sick

kato
VIC, 2668 posts
25 Mar 2020 9:12PM
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Easy, my place. Lots of bush around the house, a large shed full of possibilities, internet and a deserted beach nearby. Either ride to the beach or ride the bush tracks. The local pub is doing takeaway Parmas and my fridge is stocked with beer. Bring on the shut down

Imax1
QLD, 2516 posts
25 Mar 2020 8:40PM
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Paddles B'mere said..
Yep blow up the bridge and find out whether all the old roosters will whinge more about not being able to get a haircut as opposed to getting sick


Who needs a haircut , wife got into me with the dog clippers .
More dashing than ever

holy guacamole
1008 posts
25 Mar 2020 6:45PM
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Probably not all day on Seabreeze Shooting the breeze...

IFocus
WA, 455 posts
25 Mar 2020 7:47PM
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I know a few people stuck out the Mentawai.......doing it tough in uncrowded waves.

thedrip
WA, 2186 posts
25 Mar 2020 7:59PM
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Cobra said..
I wouldn't go anywhere the place will be in lockdown soon. Likewise with Tas , last nights news in QLD stated the West Oz government was going to stop people from the city heading to their country retreats . Reason being to holt the spread in rural areas. also read WA authority's turning Rottnest island into a quarantine area. I don't know how true that is , maybe somebody from WA can inform


Yep. Rottnest has been turned into a quarantine zone for a cruise ship up near Steep Point with hundreds of Aussies on it.

The two cruise ships in the pic? One has no Aussies on it and has been denied permission to come alongside, was on its way to Dubai (which I assume is its port of origin but not sure) and has been told it won't be allowed there either.

The other boat is similar - not sure if the details - but basically has nowhere to go, yet has very few or no Aussies on it.

the News tonight mentioned the possibility of the Navy boarding and taking control of these vessels. There are no plans presently for them to be on Rottnest, but that could change very quickly if their home country doesn't take them.

cauncy
WA, 7756 posts
25 Mar 2020 8:08PM
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Cobra said..
I wouldn't go anywhere the place will be in lockdown soon. Likewise with Tas , last nights news in QLD stated the West Oz government was going to stop people from the city heading to their country retreats . Reason being to holt the spread in rural areas. also read WA were turning Rottnest island into a quarantine area. I don't know how true that is , maybe somebody from WA can inform



I've been lobbying our councillors to close town to any new arrivals inc caravan parks, were struggling with stocks as it is for locals, my cafe's kill it during a busy holiday period but if the town stays open and with full bookings which they currently have ill not be a part of it and close,

Pugwash
WA, 6891 posts
25 Mar 2020 8:57PM
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kato said..
Easy, my place. Lots of bush around the house, a large shed full of possibilities, internet and a deserted beach nearby. Either ride to the beach or ride the bush tracks. The local pub is doing takeaway Parmas and my fridge is stocked with beer. Bring on the shut down


Pffffttt... I heard bonobovirus was all over that beach...

Main
QLD, 2001 posts
26 Mar 2020 8:09AM
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Pugwash said..

kato said..
Easy, my place. Lots of bush around the house, a large shed full of possibilities, internet and a deserted beach nearby. Either ride to the beach or ride the bush tracks. The local pub is doing takeaway Parmas and my fridge is stocked with beer. Bring on the shut down



Pffffttt... I heard bonobovirus was all over that beach...


Well that gave me a good laugh......!

Rus13b
NSW, 268 posts
26 Mar 2020 9:43AM
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not in a national park, my mum was told yesty to pack up & head home. parks are closing.
they wont the mob at home, easier to control that way.

eppo
WA, 7509 posts
26 Mar 2020 8:28AM
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All jokes aside we are well and truly on the curve.

FormulaNova
NSW, 10490 posts
26 Mar 2020 11:54AM
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I hope you are right and its already flattening?

Paradox
QLD, 931 posts
26 Mar 2020 11:30AM
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FormulaNova said..
I hope you are right and its already flattening?


Considering potential delays in reporting it's hard to tell. I suspect yesterdays result is an outlier missing some data and accordingly todays will be higher in compensation. However there would be some hope (probably vain) from that data that the new daily cases are not increasing significantly.

Realistically given that any confirmed cases lag infection by 8-10 days I think we need to keep an eye on what happens in the next 7 days. That will tell the story if the measures taken are working.



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