We all want the refreshing feeling that the seaside offers. With the measures against COVID-19 easing down, there are some people who want to travel to the beach for some fresh air and good sunshine. So if you plan to bring your family, take a few necessary precautions to protect yourselves. If you have children below 5 years of age, check out the baby items checklist (https://www.ponfish.com/baby-items-checklist/) for some items that ought to be useful during your travel.
Being Mindful At The Beach
Indeed, spending some time at the beach is a great way to have a bit of fun and relaxation. But, keep in mind that the ocean and the beach itself is a natural environment, hence we need to be conscious and mindful about our choices and activities to ensure we do our part in preserving the environment and make certain that we treat the beach conscientiously and responsibly to make it last longer and for generations to enjoy as well. Below are a few mindful things we can do to enjoy our time at the beach while being environmentally friendly:
Pick Your Sunscreen Wisely
A sunscreen is an essential item that you need at the beach. However, make sure you choose your sunscreen responsibly, wisely and healthily. Each product that you pick and purchase that is chemically-based could be damaging to the environment as well as your own body. Research for paraben-free, low-chemical or organic sunscreens which are better and safer for you and the environment. Moreover, make certain that your sunscreens you make use of biodegrades when go into the water so as not to cause harm to the coral reefs.
Don’t Collect Shells, Pebbles or Sand
Pebbles, Shells, and sand comprise the bionetwork of our coastlines. Sea leashes such as driftwood, algae, and cuttlefish bones, have roles to play and frequently function as a sustenance reservoir for birds. Collecting pebbles, shellfish, and even sand is damages and weakens this bionetwork. This is why some countries prohibit and have very strict rules with regards to this. Moreover, you will be paying a substantial if you are caught to have sand souvenirs in your baggage
Take Wholesome Food
When packing food to eat at the beach, avoid the temptation of purchasing pre-packaged food as well as beverages in separate serving-size disposable bottles. You could considerably lessen your carbon footprint by cooking and preparing food with fresh ingredients that you could store in reusable containers. You could also prepare your own beverage and place them in reusable drinking bottles. Bringing your reusable eating utensils will also make a difference. By avoiding single-use plastic and paperware and choosing wholesome food, you lessen your trash and your carbon footprint.
Take What Your Brought With You
Bring whatever you need at the beach but make certain you bring back home with you whatever you brought, including your trash. If the beach has receptacles for trash, makes sure you dispose off your trash properly. “Clean as you go.” Leave only your footprints.