I’ve been quiet on here of late because I’ve been hard at work increasing my book’s wordcount.
I’m now up to over 61,000 words, which feels like a lot but I know I still have a long way to go before I finish – especially as I still haven’t finished the travelling I need to do!
I still have a couple of countries to write before I reach the end of the trips I’ve taken so far, and a lot further to go with my 3-month expedition to Australia, but here are some of the sections I’ve written of late:
- Watching whales off the coast of the Whitsunday Islands in Australia before spending the evening stargazing with a Celestial Navigator
- Escaping from cockroaches in Venezuela (ok, it was only one cockroach, but it was huge)
- My dad getting drunk in Menorca and instigating a Pied-Piper Conga situation to the delight of children and irritation of adults
- Unexpectedly swimming with a giant sea turtle in Egypt while out for a quiet snorkel
- Kayaking in the Norwegian Fjords and being surprised by how cold the water was, because sometimes I haven’t got as much common sense as I’d like to think.
Starting this book has given me the opportunity to reminisce with friends and family about some wonderful memories, as well as the chance to reflect on how lucky I am to have seen so much of the world already.
I can’t wait to plan my next trip, but first, back to the keyboard…