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An Post deliver for a YouTube couple stuck in a Cork lay-by

An English couple who found themselves accidentally locked-down in a Cork lay-by when travel restrictions were imposed at the end of last month have spoken of their surprise and delight after receiving a care package from a fan of their YouTube travel videos.

Dan Holdsworth and Mazzy Holder have a channel on the video sharing platform which they have called Travel Trolls TV. For almost two years they have been posting short films of their adventures on the road as they travelled, first around the UK, and subsequently Ireland in a motorhome.

They arrived in Dublin on January 1st and made their way around the east, north and west coasts posting video updates along the way.

They had reached Cork by the end of March when Covid-19 related restrictions were imposed which meant people could not travel more than 2km from their homes.

Unsure as to what to do given that their home was also their means of travel, the pair decided it was better to be safe than sorry and found a lay-by “at the top of the mountains just outside Bantry” where they settled in.

“It’s so beautiful, we couldn’t of chosen a better place to have been in isolation,” Ms Holder told The Irish Times.

The guards and some local farmers have been checking in with them since the lockdown started and they have been making brief forays to local shops to stock up on provisions.

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Nine snowmobilers stuck on mountain near Whistler, B.C., found safe: RCMP

WHISTLER, B.C. — The RCMP say nine snowmobilers who were stuck in the Brandywine Mountain area south of Whistler, British Columbia, have been found and are safe.

The Mounties say in a news release Monday that the snowmobilers have returned to their vehicles cold and hungry, but otherwise OK.

Staff Sgt. Paul Hayes says the snowmobilers’ families and friends began calling police Sunday night to report they had not returned home to various locations in the Lower Mainland.

Hayes said the snowmobilers’ vehicles were found parked in the Brandywine Mountain area and they were believed to be travelling in three groups.

He says the weather appears to have changed quickly, stopping the snowmobilers from returning and preventing search crews for searching for them in the backcountry.

Police say one of the groups was equipped with satellite tracking and the snowmobilers were prepared to spend time in the backcountry.

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