December 26, 2020 08:32
This year has witnessed the rise of drive-throughs as the coronavirus epidemic changed the way we live now.
In early spring, festivals like cherry blossoms and other flower-themed events that usually draw huge crowds had to be canceled.
Many visitors were forced to become passive observers, watching from their cars amid tightened social distancing. In the autumn, many people also had to resort to looking at beautiful autumn foliage online.
Now, with COVID-19 cases surging again at the end of the year, many are considering skipping the annual ritual of making a wish for the new year, watching the last sunset of the year or the first sunrise of the new year.
But even so, some are apparently not dissuaded, as they are still planning to travel to a beach to see the first sunrise of the year even if they have to do it from their cars.
The key is to secure a spot closest to the shoreline in the parking lot of an observatory or beach.
Fortunately -- or not, depending on how you look at it -- there should be ample parking spaces this year.
But just in case, it would be a good idea to choose the nearest place and head off several days in advance.
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