You know that thing, that global thing, that stopped everyone travelling? No, not the virtually unpronounceable volcano in Iceland… which, incidentally, caused the largest air-traffic shutdown since WW2. At the time, obviously. In 2010.
But this is 2020 (yes, still) and we all know what I’m talking about. So let’s move on.
Well, although there were brief windows of international travel possibilities, we chose to stay close to home to be a little safer. And I have to say, we discovered some gorgeous areas, often within a very short walk of our own front door, allowing us to be back in time for tea!
Many, many miles were covered in the Yorkshire Wolds (and when legally permitted, a little further into North Yorkshire) heading out on routes that are part of the Wold’s Way.
With a picnic and backpack full of protective items, we were taken from beaches, to rivers, through forests, moorland and nature reserves and in most cases, the number of people we saw could be counted on one, overly-sanitised, hand!
So, here are some of the images from our wanderings of the last 9 months. I feel very lucky to not only have access to outdoor space but be within a stone’s throw of some truly beautiful locations – it has certainly helped keep the sanity levels topped up!
It may have been a weird, frightening and generally abysmal year for most humans but if I have anything to thank the pandemic for, it’s for forcing me to be grateful for what I have, right in front of me.
IMAGE CREDITS: All my own, so please be sweet and ask before sharing! 😊