Life was so much simpler and safer in Tobago in December when I was standing in the Nylon Pool… and it is again.
After the Tobagonian island was granted a ‘Safe Travels’ stamp by the World Travel and Tourism Council.
Which means it is a standard-bearer for health and hygiene.
In fact judging by my own experiences out there you’re more likely to have your goat run away from you or fall out of your hammock.
Give me a call next time Boris
Everything in the garden is rosy
I could give you five minutes if you didn’t waffle and got to the point… Boris Johnson should make a special case for the Canaries and Balearic Islands.
So when will our politicians start following the best practices of our neighbours over localising quarantines?
The Canary Islands have had just 2,483 COVID-19 cases over the pandemic, while the Balearics have recorded just 2,290.
And have been proportionately below UK rates.
I just hope the rest of the world don’t think we’re all of us Europhobes in the UK.
And where else?
A daily increase of 931 in France, 305 in Germany and 31 in Greece have spooked our communicators of information.
The two European superpowers are mainly mainland but Corsica is proudly independent if not politically so.
While France owes the Med island for giving them their biggest hero Napoleon.
There’s an island over there
There are a plethora of small islands too and St Patrick and the Cistercians had the right idea setting up a monastery in Saint Honorat, off Cannes.
And a scattering too of German islands in the Baltic too which you can spot in your Fjords cruise from Kiel. Oh,, they’re off to.
And Greece. Well, this is the best argument of all.
Six thousand islands. And while Greece has been ahead of the curve our politicians would surely be only too quick to shut tem down too.
And who would visit my honeymoon island Corfuhttp://www.visitgreece.gr/en/greek_islands/ionian_islands/corfu and my getaway island Kythera.
Stars of Ireland
Ireland has a galaxy of stars and in the 13 years I was there one shone brighter than any!!
But it also has beautiful uncluttered and unpolluted skies where the night sky lights up.
The Mountgreve Gardens in County Waterford is one such place. And they are hosting their first Star Gazing night in their 70 acres site on August 15.
Why then? Well why not?
But also because that’s the date of the most spectacular meteor shower of the year, the Perseid Meteor Showers.
Tickets are €12. The Harvest Shop will provide hot drinks and snacks.
The evening runs from 8.30pm-11.30pm and is for over 12s. Pre-book.