Today’s Picture: 5 Sep 20

Islets off the coast of the Greek island of Rhodes. Taken October 2017.

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17 thoughts on “Today’s Picture: 5 Sep 20

  1. I guess that’s going to vary with both departure point and destination, Lynette. We can travel to certain destinations, if we wish. But other countries are barring all international travel. And so much depends on personal risk assessment, I suppose. But I think ‘normality’ is probably a good way off, at least until a reliable vaccine is developed and available world wide.

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    1. It was, Lynette. We took a ride in a glass-bottomed boat to Lindos and then walked along the coast. It was gloriously hot and the walk was fascinating, resulting in a good collection of images. Back to Lindos and a lovely meal on the roof of a taverna where we could overlook the small town and bay. Wonderful!

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        1. I guess that’s going to vary with both departure point and destination, Lynette. We can travel to certain destinations, if we wish. But other countries are barring all international travel. And so much depends on personal risk assessment, I suppose. But I think ‘normality’ is probably a good way off, at least until a reliable vaccine is developed and available world wide.

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          1. Yes, for sure. Our border is closed to almost everyone (only those who are “essential” can enter), and some areas of the country have created “bubbles” that exclude all others (I’m working in one). I think that even if there’s a vaccine or good treatment it will be a long time before travel resumes a more normal profile.

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            1. I agree, Lynette. Borders are closed in a number of countries. Our daughter was due to get married here in UK this coming Friday, but she and her fiance are in Australia, and their borders are closed to all international travel, and expected to be so until the middle of next year.
              I’m hoping a vaccine will make travel easier, but I hope air travel never returns to ‘normal’; it’s one of the great polluters and the air travel industry has done little to mitigate its effect on the climate emergency. There are people who travel by air far too often, for no other reason than they can. With the reductions in staffing and aircraft in the skies, perhaps we’ll reach a more sensible situation of fewer people flying many times a year.
              We’ve only ever had one overseas flight a year, if that. That’s the sort of ‘normal’ I’d like to see return, for the sake of the environment.

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              1. I agree. The reduced travel is good for our planet, and yes, so much travel is completely frivolous and just puts money in the airlines’ pockets; they are running a business, one that operates on thin margins. I would like to see travel come back, though, in some form. Electric aircraft are the way of the future and are completely viable. It’s going to take some will to push them forward though. I think we’ll be closed well into next year, also.

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                1. It’s one of those double-edged swords, isn’t it, Lynette? On the one hand, travel broadens minds and increases tolerance of different peoples. On the other, air travel in particular is disastrous for the environment as the industry currently works. Let’s hope they develop viable electric planes soon, eh?

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                  1. Electric aircraft will be available soon but are very expensive (naturally). I hope to be able to fly one (sometime!). It will take a concerted effort to get past the reliance on gas and the present aircraft systems. Humans hate change.

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                    1. I welcome change, Lynette, provided it’s an improvement. In fact, Valerie and I met on a training course called ‘Managing Change’, so change has definitley been a positive element since then!
                      But, if we can replace the fossil fuelled engines with electrical power, it’ll definitely make a great change to our current attack on the environment.

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