These plans involved road trips to Bosnia to conduct exploratory cave diving, to Holland, Germany and Portugal to compete in skydiving competitions and freediving in France. Our big family trip would be to the South of Spain and then roll up the coast into France. However, 2020 appears to have spilled into 2021 and our plans became a little more modest.
Our long-haul trip to the southern edge of Europe was replaced by a fortnight’s excursion along the tracks and campsite of Ireland’s Atlantic coast. But, as the unpredictable and ever-morphing restrictions changed we were, once again, forced to make changes. But we wanted to stay as true to our initial plans as possible. We’d promised the boys a ferry trip to another country. Sunshine, seafood and beaches and playing in the waves every day. In the end it was a conversation with a friend, about some parachuting stunts for a World War Two series, that generated the epiphany. Because he lived in Jersey.