Ben Fogle recreates travel adventures from home under coronavirus lockdown

Helen Coffey
Ben Fogle won't let lockdown keep him down: Instagram/Ben Fogle

Ben Fogle hasn’t let lockdown dampen his love of travel – far from it.

The adventurer and TV personality went exploring from the confines of his living room this weekend, sharing his exploits on social media.

Excursions included dog sledding, going on safari and skiing across Antarctica.

“Our weekend. From us to you. We’ve been busy. We went dog sledding. Went on safari, went horse riding and I skied across Antarctica. Hope it makes you smile?” Fogle wrote on Instagram, accompanied by a video of his adventure-packed weekend.

“Dog sledding” consisted of Fogle sitting on a plastic sledge while urging on his (non-moving) domestic pets; “horse-riding” happened courtesy of a rocking horse; the “safari” involved stopping a jeep while Fogle’s children look out in awe at a collection of stuffed animals and family dogs; and his trip across “Antarctica” led him on wooden skis to a tent in the living room.

Fogle has also launched an Instagram Live adventure class where he teaches survival skills from his children’s treehouse.

He’s not the only one to be getting creative during quarantine.

Norma and Dave Trill, both 74, were booked onto a 10-day cruise to celebrate their 53rd wedding anniversary.

The pair from Melbourne were left disappointed when the trip was cancelled due to the outbreak of Covid-19.

But a video shared online shows them celebrating in style, dressed in robes and sunglasses with their feet up and looking out across the “ocean” – courtesy of YouTube.

The couple clink glasses, looking relaxed and happy, in the clip shared on Facebook by their daughter Jane.

“Cruise cancelled? No problem,” she captioned the video.

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