“I’m just breezin’ along with the breeze,
Trailin’ the rails, roamin’ the seas.”
How perceptions about travel have changed since this 1926 hit Breezin’ Along With The Breeze. Bing Crosby recorded an arrangement in 1954, Sue Raney in 2004 and it was the Theme song for Fred Waring back when travel was easy and carefree.
Our New Normal
As it turns out, just two behavioral changes—frequent hand-washing and wearing masks—is enough to drastically reduce the possibility of catching COVID-19. It certainly doesn’t eliminate the risks, but it takes it down from very high, to quite low. A global study published earlier this month in medical journal The Lancet, confirmed that “face mask use could result in a large reduction in risk of infection.” When everyone is wearing masks, the possibility of catching COVID-19 may be reduced by 85% or more.
I am pleased to announce we added new Amenities. We just received these adult and children sized face masks (which include a pocket for the addition of a coffee filter) from https://apartmentno3.com. This is the first of three orders of washable hand-crafted facial masks for guests use during future stays at Erehwon Retreat. We’ve also added Hand Sanitizing Gel, and disinfectant wipes for Guest use. Trying to prepare for a time when we enable guests to consider vacations in an informed, safe and socially responsible way. Presently we are hosting 28 night stays only. We plan to test shorter stays in the cottage in July. A sustained pandemic is not inevitable if businesses implement intelligent physical distancing and keep public health and safety first!