Exploring The Inner Hebrides

During the summer of 2014, I spent just over two weeks exploring western Scotland with its intriguing coastal landscapes and highlands.

After arriving at Glasgow Airport and driving through Oban in the council area Argyll and Bute, I stayed the first week on the sparsely inhabited slate island of Easdale. Its enormous quarries offer not only unique locations to swim, but also interesting subjects for photography. On countless evenings I was able to witness stunning sunsets over the Isle of Mull on the horizon and captured many long exposure photographs.

For the second part of my trip to Scotland, I moved further south from the smallest permanently inhabited island of the Inner Hebrides- to Islay. Housed in an apartment in Portnahaven (the southermost settlement on the western part half of Islay) felt like being in the middle of nowhere. On clear days, one could spot Northern Ireland beyond the Rhinns of Islay lighthouse, at the foot of which seals like to stay.

Whilst on Islay, I explored the island famous for its whisky distilleries by bicycle. Riding along the western coastline there is grass, highland cattle and sheep everywhere you look. But now and again I came across numerous idyllic bays with sandy beaches and impressive rock formations.

Catch yourself a wee picture of my excursion below!


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