The Isle of Iona-Scotland

The Isle of Iona-Scotland

It was a two hour drive from our camp on Mull to the ferry for Iona. We barely made it on time as we had stopped to spot sea otters lounging on a rock. The Isle of Iona is known for being the birthplace of Christianity in Europe with the arrival of St. Columba, the [...]

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The Isle of Mull- Scotland

The Isle of Mull- Scotland

After leaving Islay we took the two hour ferry in beautiful weather back to the mainland terminal at Kennacraig and drove to the next ferry terminal located in the town of Oban. We met Tim’s cousin Alison and took the ferry to the Island of Mull. Tim, Ian and myself had a campsite reserved for [...]

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The Isle of Islay-Scotland

The Isle of Islay-Scotland

Port Charlotte on Islay is a small village with two hotels, a youth hostel and a couple of restaurant/pubs mixed amongst parallel rows of white washed buildings with black trim. At the times of the day when the light hits that certain angle the buildings glow against the usually cloudy sky. We spent the following [...]

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Scotland

Scotland

My friend Tim Hagan during a day hike this summer invited me to Scotland. Tim had attended an university in Edinburgh and had wanted to travel back to Scotland, catch up with some college friends, visit relatives and do some hill walking and touring on some of the islands and in the far north. I [...]

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Madrid (Spain)

Madrid (Spain)

June 13-16, 2012 We took the train to Madrid. Pulling into the train station I suddenly remembered that this was the same station where the terrorist attack took place just a few years ago that so many people had perished. I had a sudden urgency to get out of the station quickly and catch a [...]

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