I've seen the rigs in the distance and thought, "hey they aren't so bad,"
Even after the oil spills from ships have come into the news, I had hoped that improved hulls and other technology would prevent more of them and so quietly accepted the transportation of oil from country to country on the big ships.
When I travel down to Southern California, I have passed some small oil fields, and thought that the strange pumpers were not intrusive on nature. Once in place they just rock back and forth. What about the pipelines? If there are ways for the wildlife to go over and under, well they don't mater either.
But with this spill, my feelings have changed. The coastal ecology is very fragile and will be damaged for a long time. It will come back if there are no further insults to in the future, but if we keep in drilling off shore, there is no guarantee it will not happen again and again.
So how does this all turn into a Why Not to going full time in an RV? It has made me wonder how responsible driving around a huge gas or diesel motor home is.
But, I really want to see the country. Perhaps taking a long road trip in our Prius with a tent, or just staying at home, would be kinder to the environment.
Nah! This house sucks a lot of energy too. And those fulltimers who stay put in campgrounds for months at a time don't use as much power as I do. The thing is that we want to travel for a couple of years.
This is a reasonable consideration. Our pleasure, vs the good of the world. Can our not going make a difference?
547 days, or 1 year, 5 months, 28 days to go.
1000 miles on the treadmill 3 miles today.
Total walked = 107.5 miles Plus pool time.
Someday I will be hiking in National Parks! (or not)