Isle of Mull, Scotland, taken on June 13, 2015
The Isle of Mull has some of the most amazing landscapes in Scotland. I rented an electric bike and cycled the top portion of the island, a journey that took 8 hours but was very, very worth the time and effort. At one point I felt like I was climbing a hill for more than an eternity without a summit to be seen and I was running out of breath while all of a sudden, I was there – at the top. Of course I had to take time to rest and enjoy the scenery. A luxurious breath of fresh air later, I was ready and on the bike again – time to freewheel down the hill and reap the reward of the climb! (See the original photo in colour.)
Isle of Skye, Scotland, taken on July 1, 2016
More photos from Skye, a tranquil little island that exposes its beauty everywhere. I would gladly live here when I retire and retreat from the world!
Isle of Arran, Scotland, taken on March 19, 2016
First time on the Isle of Arran and the weather was lovely…mostly! As usual, I had to take a photo of the snack of the day with the hill that I would supposedly climb, but unfortunately we didn’t have time for Goatfell that day. Let’s hope I get the chance to go back!
Isle of Mull, Scotland, taken on June 14, 2015
It is interesting to look at what’s beneath your feet from a different perspective, as sometimes we don’t pay much attention to the road we walk. That was exactly what I did on the Isle of Mull, near Duart Castle. Tired after a long hike, I lay down on the grass, the very ground that I had stepped on as I arrived at this place. From this point of view, the mountains in a distance looked so small and insignificant, yet I knew not to be fooled! How many more steps would it take to get to the other side of the waters? I wondered…!
So finally on day 3, I arrived at the world famous Mont Saint-Michel, a tidal island (if you can call it a town at all) in Normandy, France. The tides were low, the skies were grey, but even then, the tourists were numerous. To be honest, it wasn’t all that impressive, a bit over-hyped. I guess that’s what happens when you go with high expectations (like Paris) 😦