It was the last passenger ferry from Spain to the UK steaming into Santander
A small group of motorbikes
And lines of cars and campervans waiting for the exodus.
Like a mini Dunkirk escaping an invisable enemy
It was a different crossing to the previous I have had
No promenading the decks as all passengers were confined to their cabins
Running on the spot to exercise on the 24 hour crossing
Back in England
A walk along the beach in Rye Harbour
Through the marsh to gather my thoughts.
Tonight the UK has gone into lockdown.
Things change quickly in a pandemic.