Whereas Canada enters into its ninth week underneath quarantine, Invoice Norrie had already been practising bodily distancing for 3 months …from his boat.
The Canadian sailor had taken a world journey throughout the ocean and returned on Thursday in Christchurch, New Zealand to a very altered society.
Norrie, and his yacht named ‘Pixie,’ started their voyage 9 months in the past after setting sail in Victoria, B.C.
The final time Norrie had touched stable floor was three months in the past in South Africa, the place he made a pitstop for repairs and provides.
On the time, the pandemic had simply barely begun compared to the at the moment, the place the world has seen greater than 4 million instances of the virus.
The one connection the adventurer needed to the skin world was via satellite tv for pc emails he obtained from his spouse; who would attempt to clarify to him the brand new life he must later assimilate to.
“It’s nonetheless type of unusual to me,” Norrie instructed TVNZ, an area information station in New Zealand.
Whereas Norrie had been fully remoted from society throughout his tour, New Zealand officers nonetheless questioned him when he arrived in Christchurch. Although finally it was determined the sailor had endured sufficient quarantine to not be deemed a well being danger.
“I used to be essentially the most remoted particular person on the planet, it’s ironic that they didn’t need to let me in,” he mentioned laughing on the thought.
Although the sailor was thrilled to be greeted upon his arrival by beer, meals and most significantly different folks, he’s already planning his journey again dwelling.
Norrie is planning on heading dwelling in just a few days time and the native residents are serving to him top off on provides for a absolutely long-winded journey.
With recordsdata from CNN.
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