Very early morning on a Saturday… The thing I was dreaming about was staying in bed and yet I decided, joined with two recently met photo hobbyists, to take a walk through Edinburgh almost empty streets.
It is not the real Edinburgh, as you should smell the afterparty and see the rubbish that is left, or the seagulls ripping apart bags of waste… Or homeless people sleeping in cemeteries or at the doorstep of St. Giles cathedral.
But it is the place I came to love, that I keep discovering each and every time I wander around.
No surprise here – I love colours and all sorts of flowers. Especially those bluebells that turn woods into a magical place…
This time of year when flowers blossom boosts our moods with all the colours and magic….
Last Saturday I was leading a walk in the Pentland Hills. I love this walk for the views of Edinburgh it offers. Unfortunately, the weather did not allow us to admire this as there were low hanging clouds.
However, they added to the mysterious atmosphere and made the walk unforgettable.
4.6 miles clocked.
Yesterday, despite not too good weather forecast and a bit of fear I decided to join one of the friendly groups on a walk near Peebles in the Scottish Borders. I am, after all, quite heavy, and this was to be 8 miles on a hill (not the highest in Scotland, but still). Luckily, the pace was slow enough for me and the weather turned out to be magnificent. So magnificent that we could see a full rainbow and there was also double rainbow after a short rainy spell.
8 miles was quite challenging at the beginning but definitely worth it. The views… Scottish Borders are just magnificent. And the Tweed valley in particular. We walked past Neidpath Castle whose setting is just stunning.
One of the best walks so far.
My best friend visited me for a couple of days and I took her up north to Fort William and Oban. Great road trip showcasing some of the most beautiful scenery of Scotland including Macbeth, Trainspotting, Harry Potter and other filming locations. The weather was typically Scottish but it cleared towards the end of the day allowing for a short walk in Oban with the best fish and chips ever for our tea.
I got inspired by beautiful photos of a like-minded photographer that showcased the trees and mystical atmosphere of this loch and decided to explore it. Initially I wanted to walk around it as apparently there is a circular path, but I couldn’t find it (I did later on). Not too sure how long this whole adventure would take, we just walked about 4 miles on part of the Southern Upland Way admiring the loch, enjoying peace (hardly anybody there) and the hills of the Scottish Borders.
Today’s morning was fantastic. Initially I wanted to photograph the atmospheric mist and chose to travel to Balerno. However, it was glorious sunshine when I arrived at Red Moss car park. Still I managed to capture the wonderful play of frost and light. And did part of the Nine Mile Burn walk, which is definitely something I will explore further in the future.
Rannoch Moor in its wild beauty in early winter. A magical place.
Cammo Estate is a place that enchants in all seasons. Located in the north-west outskirts of Edinburgh, it is an abandoned estate that was partly destroyed in fire, partly demolished.
Every time you visit it, you discover something new. I am particularly fond of the Cammo Tower, which used to be a water tower powered by wind. However, you want to think that it was a mysterious hideout or a folly tower…
Recent autumn walk with the Strollers did not disappoint. The route led from the old Cramond Brig by the river Almond through the estate and back. Magical…