I love travelling, and I love islands - generally because so many of them are in hot places and they have beaches. So when I got a copy of the book '501 Must-Visit Islands' for Christmas I was delighted.
I have to say, I have travelled pretty extensively. Well, I thought I had, so imagine my shock when I started flicking through the 501 must-visit islands to discover that I have only visited 19 of them. That's only 3.79% Good grief, if my son scored that in a test I'd flatten him!
Of course, there is the fact that some of the islands I have visited don't make the cut, like Oahu for instance. And if you could count islands I had nearly visited, well, I'd have fared much better, but I have to admit that, eh, well, eh ... out of the 12 must-visit islands listed for Ireland, I have been to none.
Which islands did I manage then? Well:
Manhattan Island; Statten Island;Long Island; Rhode Island; Barbados; St Lucia; Isle of Man; Jersey; Majorca; The Canaries; Malta; Gozo; Crete; Corfu; Cyprus; The Maldives; Bali; Gili Islands; Lombok.
Obviously there's quite a bit of work to do on this. Another project!