It’s not as if we haven’t travelled, we have and for many years now we’ve had a large mapamundi prominently displayed on an expanse of wall with pins in it. They show where we’ve been but there’s so much of the world without pins!
Finally, in September 2017, we left the Islands for what I now call our World Tour part 1! (WT1). Leaving the island of Gran Canaria for: Madrid-Dubai–Hong Kong–Hanoi–Hoi An–HCMC–Sydney–Yarra–Melbourne–Hobart–Auckland–Waipu–Wellington–Rotorua–Taupo–Napier–Christchurch–Dunedin–Queenstown–Warrnambool–Singapore-back to the UK via Gatwick-Lichfield-Las Palmas.
More pins in the mapamundi !
WT2 for 2018-19 was a whole new adventure in the other direction –
THE AMERICAS: USA – LasVegas, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam; Canada – Peterborough, Oakville: Mexico – Guanajuato, San Miguel de Allende, Morelia, Patzcuaro, Macheros, Teotihuacan, Puebla, Tulum, Chichén Itzá, Ajijic, México City, New York then back to the UK via the Atlantic Ocean.
This time our European interlude included Cadiz and Sevilla as well as Grand Canaria and the in UK: Cambridge, Kendal, Edinburgh, Dorset and the South Coast, Brighton, Pitstone, Lichfield (again) and Alrewas.
WT3 has now begun with a return to Mexico: Puerta Vallarta, Guadalajara, Patzcuaro-Muertos, CDMX-Chapultepec, then to the Caribbean islands of Saint Lucia (via Toronto!) and Martinique, back to the Cheltenham UK (via Paris), on to Australia: Perth, Melbourne, Mornington Peninsula …
Sunset in Puerto Vallarta
In case you’re wondering, in the title Islands is plural because we left the UK over 7 years ago and the Gran Canaria is now a place we keep going back but as more as visitors!