We have all been waiting for it, and finally state borders have now re-opened and we can resume our morning drives. But this hasn’t been with extra scrutiny, as we’re sure that most of the Sunday morning regulars would have known of the chaotic accidents which took place recently. Yes, we know there was another Scooby incident yesterday too, and while the driver was immensely lucky, we never want to make a mountain out of a molehill. I just hope the driver learnt his lesson.
It has been a long nine months since I last visited Gohtong for my regular Sunday breakfast. With a new “lifestyle” now (I recently became a dad), there have been some adjustments made, but driving on Sunday mornings must stay — although may be less frequent. This is an on-going discussion with the missus, but I think we can retain this.
As I have said before many times, just use your brain when you drive. Don’t overtake cars on a blind corner, if there is a faster car, just let them pass safely, don’t tailgate, always look 5 or 10 car lengths away so that you know what is going on ahead. And most importantly, there is no prize at the end.
Read here if you want to know what the basic touge etiquette are.
Beyond that, Covid-19 is still something that is in our daily lives. This means that we still need to take our precautions, follow all regulated SOPs and social distance as best as we can, irrespective of whether someone is scrutinizing you or not. Personally, I was up at Gohtong for breakfast alone, and I made it a quick 15 minute affair. When I was done, I masked up, paid my bill, and went out for some (filtered through a mask) fresh air.
And my goodness, it felt good to be out again, seeing many familiar faces and cars.