A recent conversation with a friend reminded me of all the amazing beauty I’d seen when traveling through Scotland last year. One of the many places I visited which was never featured on An Out of the Way Place was Inverness, the Florence of Scotland. Located on the southern tip of the famous Lock Ness, the city is built along the River Ness and overlooked by the picturesque Inverness Castle. I captured this photo late one night when the moon briefly appeared between the seemingly ever-present Scottish rain clouds.
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A Seal from Mull
The greater part of my time on the Isle of Mull was spent in three places: the ferry waiting room, the bus and the ferry itself (which I suppose isn’t even technically on Mull at all). Alas, these are not the places where high drama are normally found, but the beauty of being a traveler is that even the normal life of a new place can offer something fascinating to the visitor.
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The Isle of Iona
Feeling brave, or perhaps simply delusional after continuing to read Endurance, I decided to challenge the elements to a duel. I would camp thereby saving money on a hostel and braving the weather in the process. The field of battle was the isle of Iona, the remote island St. Columba set up his monastery on in 563 as he sought to bring Christianity to the Picts – the Scots’ ancient ancestors.
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Highlands and Islands
After a relaxed winter where I took advantage of the extended hospitality of numerous friends, lounging around for weeks at a time, I have at last begun what will be at least three months of continuous adventure travel.
In all honesty things are off to a rough start. I have a toothache, my computer won’t charge (I’m writing this on my phone), my camera is gone and the weather forecast is rain all week. Still, i know things could be worse. Last night I lay in my hostel bed in Oban
Photos of Edinburgh
I received a lot of positive feedback on the photos from my post “A Day in Edinburgh” so I decided to create a permanent gallery that includes some additional photos from the city. I will also be adding some photos to An Out of the Way Place’s Facebook page. Be sure to check both my photography page and the Facebook page regularly if you want to see all my latest photos. Enjoy!