This month has just been one of those months, you know? Where you feel like you have no time for anything and are constantly exhausted, no matter how many hours of sleep you get each night. Despite my apparent lack of time, there were a few things that caught my attention.
Cruising in the wrong direction
I recently read about the crazy amount of damage the cruise industry has on our planet. Seems obvious that these vessels carrying thousands of people with seemingly endless options for food and entertainment contribute overwhelmingly to carbon emissions but it still came as a bit of a shock to read about.
I can’t find the exact article now, but I even read that going out to the deck of one of these ships has the same affect as being on a busy, polluted city street! Which makes it all the more confusing that people actually go on these kinds of trips for a relaxing break to ‘get away from it all’.
This got me thinking about what future holidaying might look like.
I am hoping far less cruises will be available, and realistically as the world recovers from a pandemic, I doubt the industry will be coming back to popularity the way it was before.
There tend to be 2 types of people when it comes to cruises; the cruise devotees and the people who would not be caught dead on a cruise ship. But it isn’t often you hear of the environmentally conscious…
And with a leader like ours, I guess this makes sense.
At the recent Biden Climate Summit, while many committed to a new global emissions target of a reduction in 50-52% by 2030, PM Scott Morrison explained that Australia is aiming for a mere 26-28% reduction in this time.
Why can’t we commit to matching the targets of other countries? Is it fear of failure? Surely an attempt at doing the right thing is better than having a comparatively low target? Give us something to strive towards!
As many Australians are encouraged to holiday here this year, a campaign brought on by the late 2019 early 2020 bushfires, we can only imagine the reduction in global emissions encouraged, with frivolous Australian travellers being restricted.
Don’t get me wrong, I certainly am excited to travel again both within Australia (we have some trips planned already!) and one day internationally again but I also have something a bit bigger coming my way that might make travelling… interesting.
Next month our family of three (me, my husband and our dog) will become four! We are super excited!
Saying that, I like to think that I’ll be able to maintain the once a month posting frequency I have upheld over the past year for my blog but in all truth, I am yet to know exactly what’s coming for me. Maybe I will find time but maybe this is unlikely for the first 3 months or so.
So if you don’t hear from me until the second half of the year, don’t fret! Just understand that I am most likely experiencing sleep withdrawals and enjoying time with my new bub, perhaps while sipping coffee and pondering about the world…
I’ll be in touch 🙂