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Iceland

I’ve walked a lot in the mountains in Iceland. And as you come to a new valley, as you come to a new landscape, you have a certain view. If you stand still, the landscape doesn’t necessarily tell you how big it is. It doesn’t really tell you what you’re looking at. The moment you start to move the mountain starts to move. ~Olafur Eliasson

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Outer Hebrides | Benbecula, Berneray, Grimsay & North Uist

The Hebrides are a vast patchwork of islands big and small. In this post, I cover another four.

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Outer Hebrides | Eriskay & South Uist

South Uist and Eriskay are islands of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. In South Uist there is a nature reserve and a number of sites of archaeological interest, including the only location in Great Britain where prehistoric mummies have been found. South Uist, in common with the rest of the Hebrides, is one of the last remaining strongholds of the Gaelic language in Scotland.

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Outer Hebrides | Barra & Vatersay

Outer Hebrides | Barra & Vatersay

Apart from the adjacent island of Vatersay, to which it is connected by a causeway, Barra is the southernmost inhabited island of the Outer Hebrides in Scotland. It makes Vatersay the westernmost permanently inhabited place in Scotland.

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Small Isles – Eigg | The first 100% self-sustaining place on earth

Known as the Jewel of the Hebrides, its fertile pastures, sheltered bays and mild climate have long marked Eigg as an attractive site for settlement, with human occupation dating back to 8000 years. Today, Eigg, one of the four Scottish Small Isles is to be the first 100% self-sustaining place on earth.

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Small Isles – Isle of Rum | Kilmory Bay

Small Isles – Isle of Rum | Kilmory Bay

On a sunny day, one might mistake Kilmory’s wide and blond sandy strip for a beach in the Bahamas. Some rightfully claim that this is the most beautiful beach in Scotland.

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Small Isles – Isle of Rum | The Bullough’s Eccentric Wealth

The Isle of Rum, long known as the ‘forbidden island’, is one of the most dramatic and spectacular of the Scottish Inner Hebrides. It was for a long time the playground and private ‘kingdom’ of Lancashire industrialist Sir George Bullough. That kingdom came complete with a castle, Kinloch Castle, the most intact preserve of Edwardian hihg-living to be found in Britain.

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Cape Verde – Fogo – São Filipe | ISLAND CAPITALS

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Outer Hebrides | St. Kilda

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Cape Verde Islands – Sal | Afloat In A Moonscape

Cape Verde Islands – Sal | Afloat In A Moonscape

Pedra de Lume on the island of Sal is an eerie looking ‘attraction’. An ancient volcanic crater set in a seemingly achromatic landscape. Inside salt flats with colours ranging from deep blues to incandescent reds and pinks reveal themselves. A place to take a free swim/float with a small cafe… Choose your moment wisely and enjoy a tranquil and outerworldy experience. Related PostsElba | Going underground in the Ginevro mineRobben Island | Free Nelson Mandela!Cape Verde – Fogo – São Filipe | ISLAND CAPITALSFogo – Pico do Fogo | GEO-SERIESFogo – Chã das Caldeiras | GEO-SERIES

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