During our near “self isolation” I’ve been turning to some of the books on our shelves.
Normally I spend far too much time on travel books! There’s quite a library of these on our shelves, and although some are getting dated, much of the basic information remains of interest, and I dip into them from time to time. I guess you could call me an “arm chair” traveller.
However, recent events have suppressed the urge to travel, even in my arm chair. The urge was fading, anyway. I mentally checked the bucket list of places still on my travel “to do” list, and came to the conclusion that none of them were critical “must sees”. I’ve been fortunate to have seen a lot of places over the years, both as an “organised” and “independent” traveller, so perhaps it’s time to wind back.
True, there are quite a few places left that I’d quite like to see – but they’re not “must sees” any more now that the world has suddenly got a lot more complicated! I’m not saying that I’ll “never again” travel, and we don’t plan to sit at home for the rest of our lives. But there are plenty of places around Victoria and elsewhere in Australia for pleasant breaks, and perhaps we’ll be thinking of these rather than overseas, unless there’s a particular reason to travel further afield.
In the meantime, the travel books are still sitting there. They haven’t been sent to the op shop – yet!