Leaving the Islands

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!

So, how to do something about it – some planning was required and we were off, well at least in the UKyou can follow the links but there’s so much more if you go to the menu.

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-DubaiHong KongHanoiHoi AnHCMCSydneyYarraMelbourneHobartAucklandWaipuWellingtonRotoruaTaupoNapierChristchurchDunedinQueenstownWarrnamboolSingapore-back to the UK via Gatwick-Lichfield-Las Palmas.

More pins in the mapamundi !

Summers we like to spend touring our country of birth and in 2018 we visited: Dorset, Home-Counties, Bedfordshire and Burton-on-Trent.

WT2 for 2018-19 was a whole new adventure in the other direction –
THE AMERICAS: USA –  LasVegas, Albuquerque, Grand Canyon and Hoover Dam; CanadaPeterborough, Oakville: MexicoGuanajuato, 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!

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