Sunday, May 25, 2014

A whole new part of Scotland to love

I'm spending the week in and around the Kintyre penisula and finding out just how beautiful it is.  The Kilmartin Glen dotted with standing stones and cairns, rolling hills and reflective lochs is a photographers paradise.  I've definely added it to my list of places to explore extensively.  I often laugh with my photography buddies about how we travel differently then other folks and how hard it must be for others to travel with us when we are in control.  I'd need a bumper sticker that reads "this car makes frequent stops".    There is also a trek or walk you can make down the whole of Kintyre that I've added to my "to do" list.  

So here's a little info about the first two images below.  The first is taken from the ferry from Oban to Mull.  We were returning after a day spent exploring Tobermory.  I couldn't have asked for lovelier weather or better clouds for that matter.  These images will be a joy to edit when I get back home.  The second image was taken while driving down the road between Craignure where the ferry lands and Tobermory.  I hadn't vistied that part of Mull before.  The bluebells were blanketing hills and roadside alike.  

I'm glad Mario was at the wheel.  I know I would have been a hazzard with all the rubber necking I was doing.

Some things to remember so far:

Kilmartin Glen
Explore Mull more fully
Tobermory painted waterfront

The joy of staying in a huge old house and traveling with like minded folks.

Thanks for coming along with me.  I'll share more soon.

Monday, May 5, 2014

Images from Italy

I'm not sure who was the most surprised when we found what was apparently a bit of Scotland right in the middle if Sicily.  We were on our last bit of the trip and we're making our way across Sicily to visit Syracuse before settling down in Palermo for a couple of days when the magic happened.

We drove through a large swath of the country that strongly resembled the rolling green hills of Scotland.

It was a lovely tie in to my next trip that starts in two weeks and that I'll be blogging about regularly from my iPad that is coming with me.

I'll be packing warmer clothes and heading to more northern climes (just in time as it's getting hot here in Texas).

Italy was a truly wonderful adventure and finding a reminder of my favorite place on the planet felt like an affirmation of the trip and a good omen for the next trip.  Never pass up an opportunity to take a trip, anywhere.

All the best,