This year our intention was to do as we have the recent years and go for a week of relaxing and sunshine in Crete. We booked our trip early January and started looking forward to our usual week in Paradise. But as you all know and have experienced, in one way or another, 2020 is a year that laughs at your well laid plans and make you think and re-plan at least once.
Compared to others I have not been to badly effected by Covid, I still have my health, my loved ones, my home and my job. The way it has been a bit unkind is that three trips I was very much looking forward to got canceled. First off was Easter in Ireland with family and friends. Then a trip to London with friends to finally visit Harry Potter World on my birthday. And finally our trip now to Crete. With things opening up a bit we could have risked booking a week in a European country that was not on the red list. But I found it best to listen to the government’s advice to avoid travels abroad that are not necessary, and I started planning a vacation in my own country.
As some of you know I bought my first ever car when Covid came, because it was handy in this new normal that came with the virus. So I decided to make our trip a road trip. The goal being to visit family and friends and show my other half, who has not seen too much of the country he now lives in, some of the sights that Norway has to offer. And with us having taken our holiday outside of school holidays, it meant that we were able to do some sightseeing without the worst of the crowds.
We ended up having a blast of a time and really enjoyed having a different type of holiday this year. I am used to vacationing with a car from my childhood, and have always lived in a country that is quite spread out, but the other half being from a country that you can cross in 2,5 hours, had never spent that much time in a car before. But he was a very good passenger and never complained. Good travelling companions can be hard to find and I am grateful that I have one in him.
So over the next while I will share some parts from our adventure while I enjoy my last days of holiday at our summer-house. Hope you enjoy some of them and that your special summer of 2020 turned out nice even if it was a bit different.