'It's time to Travel Virtually...escape from COVID 19… make your way to the Majorcan sun, walk on Cromer beach, listen to wild animals on an African Safari, hunt WW2 submarines in Orkney, lap up the vibrant coast of Cape Town, and swim in the warm blue waters of the small archipelago of Palau in the South Pacific and then if you're brave enough, come deep-sea diving in the Red Sea.
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20. Egypt Red Sea - Diane Webb
HMS Thistlegorm has lain at the bottom of the Red Sea since sunk by German bombers in 1941. Now considered the planet’s most impressive wreck we are taken on 3 scuba dives amongst Crocodile fish, Batfish, Orange fish and aircraft guns that still point skyward in preparation for an attack. Diane Webb is a primary school teacher with a love of writing, travelling and diving. A member of LWS.
19, Cape Town - Kat Trigarszky
Suffering in a cold Swedish winter, a journey to Cape Town is remembered, touring Table Mountain and Devil’s Peak, admiring Candyfloss pink houses. Watching Penguins and Ostrich in awe. Hungry for the mouth-watering taste of Cape Malay dishes.
Kat Trigarszky, originally from Britain now lives in Stockholm, Sweden. A freelance writer, editor and translator she was trying to break into travel writing when the pandemic hit and late last year decided to write a novel. Kat also jointly hosts the ‘Swede-ish’ Podcast. A member of LWS.
18. Orkney Islands - Leigh Chambers
Scapa Flow, a body of water in the Orkney Islands, is best known for the post-war scuttling of the German Fleet in 1919. A lesser-known historical event took place in October 1939 when a German submarine U47 torpedoed HMS Royal Oak in that same water. Travelling to Orkney to research this event for her new novel led to the more intriguing story of the beautiful Italian Chapel on Lamb Holm, built by Italian prisoners of war using scavenged materials.
Leigh Chambers produces and presents a radio programme with a mix of music and conversation about books and writing www.cambridge105.co.uk/bookmark. She is writing a novel set on the island of St Kilda in the Outer Hebrides about a religious cult that took hold there in the seventeenth century. Leigh also chairs literary events. A member of LWS.
17. Llandudno Wales - Julia Thorley
Revisiting a childhood holiday destination for a weekend away Julia finds little has changed in this beautiful old uncluttered seaside resort. The sea, air and tranquillity only disturbed as a seagull stole their ice cream cornet.
Julia Thorley is a professional editor of non-fiction books and publications, as well as being a writer of non-fiction books and articles. www.juliathorley.com..
16. Palau South Pacific - Sam Beck
This Archipelago of some 340 coral and volcanic islands lies in an isolated location of the South Pacific, 400 miles North of New Guinea. It is is reputed to be THE top scuba diving spot in the world, encircled by a huge barrier reef system.
Sam Beck, graduate of Wesleyan University, a young New Yorker and Palauan has spent many childhood holidays on the island. Here he takes us along on his dream holiday, swimming in a clear blue lake alongside friendly jellyfish.
15. Jersey - Sue Du Feu
Holidays at home are so easy when you are a child living just a few yards from the beach on a sunny island. Every day is a vacation. Jersey, a small island of 120 km2 attracts super sunshine.
Sue du Feu was that child.