Alphabet of Travel Snaps: S is for STAYCATION!

Alphabet of Travel Snaps: S is for STAYCATION!

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!

Horses showing how to socially distance better than humans!

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! 😊

6 thoughts on “Alphabet of Travel Snaps: S is for STAYCATION!

      1. Thank you, Haylee. I know a picture is supposed to be worth a thousand words — I guess sometimes those words make questions, lol. What are each of the buildings you’ve highlighted? How old are they? Is the arched structure a bridge or an aqueduct? Did Romans build it? Is there historical significance to the encrusted piece of equipment in the water? Is the heavy equipment preparing land for some kind of construction? Is the expanse of sand/dirt/skree a beach? Is the sunflower field a commercial enterprise? What’s the significance of the rows of posts? It looks like there’s another set far to the left.

        And after all of that, my favorite is the final photo. The lighting, composition, and subject tell a story so universal that it seems to need no words at all. Well done, you!

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      2. Even if I had added captions, I think I would have only answered about 30% of those questions! But I’ll have a go, with what I know…
        The bridge is indeed an aqueduct – but built in the 1800s I believe and now a cycle track! The building on the hill is the mausoleum belonging to Castle Howard and the church in the lensball is one in a local village where legendary highwayman, Dick Turpin, was captured!
        All beach photos were taken at Spurn Point – the encrusted equipment looks like a plane engine to me, probably washed up many years ago. And the posts are groins, used to protect the rapidly crumbling shoreline.
        And I’m not sure if the sunflowers are commercial use or not. We just came across the field on a walk but with that many, I’m sure they are farmed purposely.

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