“Should we have stayed at home and thought of here?”
A guide for KDavis Travels once gave me a very quotable thought: “Don't put your dreams in a drawer”!
And, this year, 2019, dreams were definitely not locked in a drawer for walkers who came with me to Portugal, England, Ireland and Wales! We returned to small villages and beautiful paths in these countries. I am sure that each dreamer felt richly rewarded for stepping out and making a new discovery.
KDavis Travels is making a return visit in 2020 to England and Ireland and in addition is adding two new destinations. We will begin in late April with a new trip - we are going to the Azores! Belonging to Portugal, this is an archipelago of nine volcanic islands located in the North Atlantic Ocean about 1,000 miles west of Lisbon. There is variety here: crater lakes of blues and greens, mineral springs, lush gardens and whale watching. Then we are returning to Exmoor, England, in May. Porlock village in Exmoor on the Bristol Channel will be our home for a week as we explore its moorland, catch a glimpse of wild ponies and red deer, and rate the various cream teas of the Exmoor villages.
June will find us in Ireland. We so loved our Irish experience this year that we cannot help but return to Dingle and the lovely coastal hikes of Southwest Ireland and the Dingle Peninsula. Beautiful views filled our days and traditional Irish music was our nightly fare. Then in mid-June we will explore Northern Ireland, our other new 2020 destination. We will be in County Antrim right on Ireland's north coast. Our hikes will include the Glens of Antrim, small coastal harbors, ancient castles, and the Giants' Causeway. The mid-June days are long on day light....all the better for beautiful sunsets and seascapes!
So, if you long for a calm and quiet getaway where silence allows you to hear birdsong, the lapping of ocean waves, and the sound of your footstep on the trail, I invite you to come with me. Don't put your dreams in a drawer!
With a very sad heart I have cancelled all 2020 trips. I hope for all of us good health, safety and good travels in 2021.