Yes, what a fantastic destination. Suffice to say I would have been happy to get to Czech Republic later this month to activate 40-50 summits and to Mallorca in May to get maybe another 10. It’s not to be though and both tours have been cancelled with some considerable loss of money. Its complicated, but Which? the consumer organisation are on the case.
Either of these two destinations will do for me - hopefully we can go for them again later in the year and possible add Austria and Croatia to the list. I wanted to do Europe big style this year as we are in Brexit transition as it looked likely we would leave at year end without making a deal with the EU. Now everything is up in the air. If you look back to the Spanish Flu epidemic in the early part of the 20th century that nasty virus has similarities to this one. It had 3 discernible peaks, the middle one costing the most lives.
This 1918 flu pandemic, maliciously named Spanish flu in the years of the 1st World War, which was originated most likely in the USA, although some hypotheses also locate its origin in France and China.
I’d recomend you all reading about it here:
If money were no object, then I would visit both Namibia and St Helene. However, I was compelled to rebook some flights that were originally scheduled for May, so I decided to take a chance and try for Tenerife at Christmas again. If things are up and running by then, I’ll be more than happy. Probably a bit optimistic, but it was either rebook or cancel, whadyagonnado!
Here in Germany we are fortunately not yet affected by a lockdown.
Hopefully it will stay that way.
I’m not really attracted to exotic summits. I think it’s nice to activate a summit for the first time… and I would like more time to do this (They say time is money, but in this case, money is time). Of course money would also help with the general conditions…
My wife loves hiking and so I am in the happy position to arrange my holiday accordingly. For February 2021 (my 60th birthday) the Canaries are already booked. … and we have agreed on Cyprus and Isreal for the next years. — But I wouldn’t mind doing all this in one year…going to work ruins all the fun
I fancy having a go at Boreray, St Kilda in my fatasy activation list https://www.walkhighlands.co.uk/Forum/viewtopic.php?f=9&t=2577. On the good news from it is probably virus free, although a group was stranded there following a smallpox outbreak 300 years ago! Might take some time to qualify as a complete! A lesser challenge might be a complete for the summit of Mullach Mor on the main island… I will proabaly do Cross Fell as a realistic activation when allowed!