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Travel Tuesday: Viewpoint

When traveling, sometime you can find signs directing you to certain places where you can have a fantastic view of a famous building or a beautiful sight. Here, on the Isle of Skye, you don’t need these signs. Keep you eyes open while crossing the island and you will fill the memory cards of your camera very fast.

A small road with nearly no traffic and suddenly this view is in front of you.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: gorse

gorse / Stechginster (Ulex europaeus)

Initially, this plant belonged to the colder parts along the Atlantic coasts of Europe. But, it spread out enoumeusloy by men. When british settlers dicovered the world, they took seeds of this plant with them. It’s spreading very easily and it’s hated by many people because it supplants local plants. So it’s called a neophyt, a  invasive species.

But, I have to admid, it’s a very nice plant when blooming 🙂

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: wrecked

 

I guess it’s long ago since this boat felt the sea. Once it was the foundation of the living of a family. Now it’s only garbage at the beach. Times changed. Among the three boats laying here at the beach, this one looked best. But, I guess, it won’t sail again.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: a very solid bridge

In my last post, I mentioned the bridge you have to cross for reaching the fairy pools. Here we are! This is the bridge. The gaps between the stones are about 50-70 cm (appr. 2-2,5 ft). While the stones are broad enough to stand, solid and quit plane, I’d recommend to cross it carefully. Especially, when they are wet. You know, wet polished stones might become slippery. And these stones are polished by the boots from all the people crossing the bridge. Having a solid hiking pole will help you much 🙂

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: set in relation

It’s always nice to look at epic landscapes. But, to really understand the dimensions, you need something that you already know. In this case, the tiny human doesn’t disturb the scene, instead, it gives scale and you can see how big everything is.

Take care!

 

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Travel Tuesday: everything is wet

Let’s stay a bit longer at the Fairy pools. Do you remember the big rock in the water? We had quite bad weather when we were there. After each image, the front lens needed to be dried and cleaned because of the rain. Another side effect of the rain was, there was a lot of water in the river.

Take care!