I had been considering writing a post about holidays, partly inspired by the thread started by Paul Morton of Hot Frog Graphics on the SCBWI-BI email group. He told us what things he thinks about taking on holiday – and what he actually takes, then asked what everyone else does. Interesting stuff.
I was also prompted by Nick Cross’s post here. Deep joy.
Then my Wonderful Other Half or Him-at-the-Back-of-the-Garage-Who-can’t-Resist-a-Bargain asked would I like to go diving in Egypt for a week? On Saturday? Would I !
Now there isn’t a lot to say about packing for a live-aboard. Once you’ve got the necessities:
- wetsuit boots
- dive computer
- swimming costume
- beer money
- Entering another world
- Being with your own thoughts
- Escaping from the mundane
- The fellowship of others
Any of this sound familiar to my creative friends? Add in the fact that the vast majority of divers I’ve met over almost a decade are rather individual people, and there will be wrecks and maybe sharks, then you can see why I’ve jumped at the chance.
What sort of travel refreshes your creativity?