Flashback Friday – Beasties on Holiday!

Hey there everyone! Summer has returned to Dublin – I think temperatures climbed to their highest heights of the year so far yesterday! And that’s got me in a holiday sort of mood… So I thought I might use this week’s Flashback Friday to revisit some of my favourite “Beasties on tour” moments. Hopefully it will tide us over until we can all travel again!

Let’s start with Explorer Beastie’s trip to Germany in 2018… A rare example of a Beastie holiday where I was allowed to tag along.
View from the Train - CrawCrafts Beasties, Beastie HQAnd thanks to the themed gardens in Düsseldorf’s Nordpark, you might have even thought we were briefly in Japan! Explorer Beastie does enjoy a bit of zen serenity now and again.
Sunbathing by the Stream, Nordpark, Dusseldorf - CrawCrafts Beasties

Paddy and Plunkett are also fond of an away trip. Here’s one of my favourite pictures of them, lurking in the tulips around Arundel Castle in Kent.
Paddy and Plunkett at Arundel Castle - H Crawford/CrawCrafts BeastiesWhile I was looking for this photo, I found some other travel souvenirs – pictures from Antonello and Tiziana Beastie’s visit to Abruzzo!
Beasties at Pescasseroli Park Zoo - A de Girolamo/CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd yes, that is a real live BEAR in the background!
A Poorly Bear at the Park Zoo, Pescasseroli - A de Girolamo/CrawCrafts BeastiesAnd speaking of dangerous exploits… One of my favourite Beastie holiday snaps of all time comes courtesy of Tammie Painter, who encouraged her Beastie Finn McSpool to try his paw at scuba diving whilst on holiday in Hawaii!

Underwater Adventuring - Extreme Beastie Photography
Extreme Underwater Beastie photo borrowed from tammiepainter.com

He wasn’t the only one having fun in the sun in Hawaii, either. Grim Reaper Beastie went there too! Doesn’t he look right at home among all that lava?
A Fitting Backdrop for a Grim Reaper Beastie! N Depping/CrawCrafts BeastiesThen again, holidays don’t have to be all non-stop action and dramatic scenery. They can also give you the opportunity to take a moment to pursue a favourite hobby…
Monster Lunchtime! L Döring/CrawCrafts Beasties… Or just kick back and relax!
Time for a Rest! CrawCrafts BeastiesAre you dreaming of getting away on holiday when things return to normal? Or are you planning a staycation in your favourite local hideaway? Be sure to tell us all about it in the comments!

We’ll be back on Tuesday with more monster mischief… Enjoy the weekend and we’ll see you all then!

5 thoughts on “Flashback Friday – Beasties on Holiday!

    1. Thanks Simon! Yes, that Beastie does have a magnificent beard… You should have seen it before I trimmed it into shape!
      Also, it looks like you might have got your wish… Temperatures here have plummeted to half what they were last week 😳

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