Ana Valentina Angelo

Pandemic and farewell to quarantine

Under the skies of Figueira XIII

Bravo Figueira!

Good news … Goodbye quarantine! But no “letting your guard down”, you have to be aware. No agglomerations.

What a delight!

Buarcos Beach - Municipality of Figueira da Foz / PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

Good news … Goodbye quarantine! But no “letting your guard down”, you have to be aware. No agglomerations.

Another phase won!

Another phase won! When will we be definitely free from Covid-19? As they say, “it is an ant’s job”.

It is a painful process. At first the quarantine was attended to. Complicated days: deserted streets, closed shops, no leisure. Then the drop in the indices of those involved with Covid-19 was achieved and the Figueirense freed himself from quarantine. A part of the trade opens its doors, cultural events are offered to the public.

Now, slowly and in an organized way, the figueirense takes to the streets – few exits – and shows himself with a new look, all displaying countless models of masks, sometimes gloves, but no sand and no waves …

Foto: Cesar Angelo

Praia da Claridade - Municipality of Figueira da Foz/ PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

Behold, the news came, Figueira!

The days passed and the much desired news arrived. The entire signposted city opens its arms to Figueirenses and visitors. Cultural events, commerce, restaurants and the famous breakfast of Portuguese pastries in loco, all prepared and available … and, what’s more, the beaches are partially cleared!

It's just a party ...

I can’t resist, I’m going to the beach.

Praia da Claridade - Municipality of Figueira da Foz/PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

Praia da Claridade

On weekends the landscape is different. Are many? They are the same as always! Only one thing has changed, the procedure is new: on the streets, in the sand and in any other open environment, masks are optional. Thus, in the largest urban beach in Europe, located at Praia da Claridade and Buarcos, groups should be kept away from each other. And so it is. Seen from afar, they look like props on a huge patchwork of sand.

Ah ... breeze ...

It is a unique show! But, where would there be a space for a fig tree to justify the name of the Municipality of “Figueira da Foz”?

Praia de Buarcos - Municipality of Figueira da Foz/PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

Peace

Like so many others, I walk on the beach avenue walkway. A lot of movement, no crowding. The vast majority with masks … Sometimes I almost forget the world pandemic.

The beauty of the human soul

How immeasurable is man’s power of adaptation! It is not just the orderly social posture in complying with the rule in a prescribed situation, but (and mainly) for not allowing calamity to destroy your status as executor of your own destiny, however painful it may be.

Praia de Buarcos - Municipality ofFigueira da Foz/ PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

The Poetess sang the arrival of spring

Tavarede - Municipality of Figueira da Foz/ PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

On March 21st, spring came, colored your garden and mine, Figueira, unaware that the virus had arrived ¹, says the poet beautifully.

 

 Todavia, Figueira, você eu sabemos que a primavera teria vindo mesmo que “soubesse que o vírus tinha chegado” pois, em março de todos os anos, o   compromisso dela está selado com as ondas do Atlântico, em Figueira da Foz!

Field flower - Municipality of Figueira da Foz/ PT

Photo: Cesar Angelo

You who accompany me in this column, until the next meeting.

Our eternal thanks to the giant Health Professionals in the world!

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