Actual Summer Holidays 2021

Seeing as there is a tiny glimmer of hope of going somewhere this year - what’s your plans.

Today I replaced a trip Cyprus for a week in Suffolk in May - go me

Hoping for a month in Tahiti. Will probably have to settle for a weekend on the Isle of Wight.

My 1st trip up the mountain. Yes I cheated, went by horse & carriage for the 1st 5km, last stretch after a Gluhwein 1.5in at 1385m ouch.
Unbelievable weather.
Morskie Oko lake is like the spiritual home of Poland. Simply stunning.
Here is a taster.

Note hiking in a Natural Park counts as doing sport. So we had to demask(could breath anyway with it on!) And social distanced

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Fuck Sake 2 METRES!

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A couple of weeks in the west of Ireland if they’ll let us in.

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Hopefully going to Crete for 2 weeks in June for a holiday and family wedding with my girlfriend’s family.

Meant to be going to Portugal with some friends at some point as well - less convinced that Portugal will happen given cases there vs. Greece

Not family groups or Bubbles!
Up there everyone was pretty good. Down in town seems a fvcktards epidemic 300 fines yday on main street. 1 bloke gave it large and they doubled the fine then he tried to bribe them as hed lose his job.
In jail attempted murder spreading Covid & bribing a cop.
Looking at 10 years!

Maybe off to Spain in the motorhome in June if we can, or somewhere nearer home. Have a safari booked for September but my gut feeling is we’ll have to postpone.

Don’t believe the Greek numbers - they come from the 1,2 skip a few school of counting

Campervan booked for long weekend at end of August. Fuck knows where we will be going. To a pub hopefully.

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So.
3 days doing research.
Most Brits come to Krakow do the A List tours drink cheap beer.
Nowt wrong with that.
Our Maltese crew come for a week & head to the spiritual home of Poland - Zakopane in the mountains.
You may already know I love that place.
This week the confluence of hotel openings & snow melt gave us the chance to visit the places we rush past when doing the basic taxi run down there.
Quite simply stunning.
Day 1 the Castle & Lake, the Train Museum & the back road - 8 hours of scenery & playing on trains.
Day 2 Morskie Oko - heaven. Most of our groups go up & down by horse. We walked down. I am still broken. My calf muscles Sarah but every 10m the view was stunning.
Today, some tourist stuff - smoked cheese, slippers & silly Beanie hats, a drive through the skiing centres of Bukowina Tatranska & Bialy, Czarny Gora stunning. A castle above a frozen lake with dudes fishing on the ice, a Soa town which has a Craft WATER bar! - the mineral water is amazing, different depths of well have different minerals, and about a dozen “Sanitoriums” - not the type to send certain posters but each with different treatments based on the depth of their walls. Go skiing, have a glass of cure aching legs water, go skiing again. Perfect.
A drive up the Dunajac valley & Biala Forest.
And home
It breaks our hearts to see everyone struggling through lack of trade, but what a 3days we had and in all that time, never even went into Zakopane itself.

Need a holiday? €150 a day. Just now need a double jab certificate or a negative test.
Pics tomorrow

Brecon Beacons for us. Just for a few days whilst Kid Goat is getting leathered at Reading. Just a fucking joy to have something to write on the calendar.

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Sandy Balls in August, getting an extension done (fully taxed before you ask) so no crazy holidays this year, possibly Majorca in October.

Beach holiday eh? Nice, where you going? :lou_wink_2:

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North Norfolk in May if everything goes to plan. Can cancel up to 2 weeks before so should have an idea if the roadmap was too soon.
We’ve not been in a while, it’s nice and we need to get out of our borough for a bit. I’ve not been further than a 3 mile radius from our flat, all by foot since January and only about 2 car journeys in December.

Did the Beacons a few years back. Seriously chilled out, great views, a few bike rides for me, a few spa sessions for (at that time) Mrs B and bloody friendly locals and decent pubs. :+1::+1:

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No plans to do anything just yet. Festivals are normally what we do for holidays and even if they go ahead, I think they’re going to be unplayable for a bit. The amount of people Jonesin’ for them on Facebook is incredible.

If we do anything, it’ll be testing out the theory that one can just go camping with a bunch of like minded friends, spend several days getting smashed and things not actually being that different :wink:

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Yeah we aren’t too sure about festivals this year either. I know people are desperate to get back to it all but seems a bit too early.

I was surprised when jlaw was enthusiastic about possible plane travel in September. Think he is being quite optimistic given he’s barely been out of the house since March last year.