Isabel Conway braves PCR tests and enforced COVID quarantine to enjoy Barbados and the Coral Reef Club.
After four months of coronavirus lockdown restrictions we were almost giddy with excitement and anticipation, at last, to head off for a quick break at Ferrycarrig Hotel, Co Wexford
The Anantara Tozeur Resort was the perfect bolthole, a luxury remote getaway on the edge of the mystical empty Sahara, far removed from the encroaching coronavirus in Europe.
Overgrown hedgerows, dodgy signposting and narrow twisting roads that could lead nowhere or anywhere……Ireland’s past is ever-present here just 40 minutes away from the bustle and traffic gridlock of Dublin.
I am about to tackle the world’s largest annual sporting event in which two hundred cyclists race over 2,000 miles in just 23 days in a daunting test of super-tough mountain climbing strength and thrilling fast stages on the flat.
A blanket of mysterious Sherlock Holmes mist envelopes Boston harbour. I can barely make out the shape of an approaching water taxi that will pick up a huddle of raincoat wrapped passengers and their luggage on the wharf side.