Those of you who follow me on Instagram will know that I spent time last month visiting some of the gorgeous Cape Verde islands – an archipelago of 10 islands over 300 miles off the west coast of Africa. For a few years now, … Read More
Since we launched Shearwater Travel at the beginning of 2020 opportunities for travel have been few and far between. As the world opens up in 2021 we hope to be able to bring you tales of our travels. In the meantime I hope to wet your appetite for travel with stories from our previous trips and our hopes for future travel.
As a seasoned tortoise owner I was interested to read in the papers at the weekend that the world’s oldest land animal, Jonathan, a giant tortoise resident in St Helena, turns 190 this year. Tortoises (not to be confused with their … Read More
Yesterday morning at 08.30 BA flight 001 and Virgin Airlines VS3 took off from Heathrow destined for New York. They were the first flights taking travellers to the US for over 18 months. Fantastic news for family and friends who have been … Read More
What a difference a week makes! This time last week the UK had a complicated traffic travel light system with differing levels of quarantine and tests depending on your vaccination status and destination. Now we know that from Monday 4 October that system … Read More
After a summer break, Shearwater Travel’s bulletin is back. Since my last bulletin there have been a number of changes to the traffic light travel lists but unfortunately not enough for travel overseas to be stress and test-free just yet. … Read More
Since my last bulletin there have been changes to the requirements for fully vaccinated travellers returning to the UK from Amber List countries and movement in both directions between the Green and Amber Lists. Great news for fully vaccinated travellers … Read More
It was a huge disappointment for many last week to learn that not only were no new countries to be added to the Green Travel List but that Portugal was to be removed without warning. The Government failed to implement its promised … Read More