My favourite travel memories from A to Z shared with the #AlphabetAdventure hashtag on social media.
This year, travel has been on the backburner in a big way, with international flights shut down, and many countries, including my home in the UK, imposing a domestic lockdown to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 and ease pressure on health services over the peak of the pandemic.
Throughout April and early May many travel bloggers shared pictures of their travels on social media with the hashtag #AlphabetAdventures. It was a chance to remind ourselves of the wide, wild world out there, waiting for us to explore once the coronavirus pandemic passes, and relive some memories from our travels. It also gave us the chance to travel vicariously to new destinations while we stay safe at home under lockdown.
Here are my favourite memories, from A to Z:
A – Antarctica
Read more about my Antarctic adventure spending four months living and working at the Penguin Post Office here.
B – Bilbao, Basque Country / Euskadi, Spain
C – Coll, Inner Hebrides, Scotland
D – Dundee, Scotland
E – Eigg, Small Isles, Scotland
F – Fijian Islands: Kadavu, Lau, Onegasa
G – Guernsey and Herm, Channel Islands
H – Helford River, Cornwall, England
I – Island-hopping on Irene of Bridgwater
J – Johnshaven, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
K – Karekare beach, North Island, New Zealand
L – looking at nature
M – Melbourne, Australia
N – Newlyn, Cornwall, England
O – Ostend / Oostende, Belgium
See more pictures from the Oostende Voor Anker Maritime Festival here.
P – porthole views on ships
Q – Qaqortoq, Greenland
See more pictures from my hike around Tasersuaq Lake near Qaqortoq here.
R – Raglan, North Island, New Zealand
S – Skudeneshavn, Norway
See more pictures from my time sailing into Skudeneshavn here.
T – Tongariro Alpine Crossing, North Island, New Zealand
U – Ushuaia, Tierra del Fuego, Argentina
V – Ventnor and Steephill Cove, Isle of Wight, England
W – wave-washed beaches around the world
X – X marks the spot (maps and charts)
Y – Yarmouth, Isle of Wight, England
Find a walking route around the beautiful Western Yar estuary with birdwatching tips here.
Z – zzzzz… for snoozy doggos
And for a bonus, Å – Ålesund, Norway