We felt compelled to write this post to you today — to the traveler, the sea lover, the person enduring the continuing COVID-19 pandemic, and people wanting life to get back to normal. It’s been a challenge, hasn’t it? That’s the least of it. Well, we think we may just be on the verge of a big change for the better.
Why? We’re in the middle of the Omicron surge of COVID-19 and so much of life is still disrupted. But … take heart. Accumulating evidence is showing that the Omicron variant is milder than previous variants AND this is the year the pandemic becomes endemic. What does this mean? We seem to be transitioning from a disease that is constantly disrupting our lives to a disease that will become a normal part of our lives … in a normal world. Less risk. Less need for drastic actions. People continuing to take common-sense precautions, such as getting vaccinated. The evolution of this virus has been fascinating and may have been predictable, but hey, hindsight is 20-20, as they say.
What to expect? For January and probably February, Omicron will run its course. Once spring arrives in the Northern Hemisphere, well, spring may have a very big bounce to it. If we are so fortunate, this is when COVID-19 will fade, we will begin to resume many activities previously halted, and we can all breathe a collective sigh of relief. Let’s hope there are no more dangerous variants that arise and that we have all learned the value of community – locally and globally – in this collective pandemic experience.
Seadog Travels was born in the midst of the pandemic with the single goal of creating a unique, nautical travel company for people who have that insatiable desire to explore and protect the oceans of the world. We’ve been preparing for the end of the pandemic every day since our beginning. It may not be here today, but it will be here soon. We invite you to be a part of our vision, our mission, and our efforts to discover, rediscover, and preserve the health and beauty of our planet.