Faroe Islands; Day 1 – Eysturoy

At the start of August we went to the Faroe Islands for a week. We stopped in an AirBnB and hired a car to get ourselves around. The Faroe Islands has been on my bucket list since before it became an Instagram hotspot, and this was the year I finally got to tick it off.

Slættaratindur

On the first day we went around the top of Eysturoy. This is one of the middle islands in the Faroe Islands. First we drove to and hiked up the highest mountain in the Faroe Islands, which is called Slættaratindur. When we got about 2/3 of the way up it clouded over and we couldn’t see any of the views. Hahaha.

Slættaratindur

We then decided to drive around some of the villages on the top of this island.

Gjogv, Faroe Islands
Gjogv
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Lake District; Day 2 – Old Man of Coniston

Despite the rather miserable weather forecast we decided to head out anyway. If we didn’t go out we would only end up sat in a house watching TV and that seems a bit pointless to pay to do so. With raincoats on, off we went into the drizzle.

Walking Old Man of Coniston

Walking Old Man of Coniston

By the time we had gotten to the start of the walk, the weather had cleared up and in places there was even some blue sky. At one point we could actually see Coniston lake, something we hadn’t seen all morning.

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Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston

When we made it to the top it was so cloudy that we couldn’t see anything. Then we made a mistake, which was to try and get down using another route. In hindsight we should have just gone down the way we came, but we didn’t know that the cloud was hanging a lot lower on the other side.

Old Man of Coniston

It took an age to find the start of the side path down, and we were getting a bit grumpy by this point. I could hear rushing water and I suspect had the cloud not been so thick we would have seen some nice waterfall action. As it was we just had to be careful on the slipper stones as we made our way down.

Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston
Old Man of Coniston

After what felt like an age we made it onto a path and we could have kissed the ground we were so happy. What should have been a nice afternoon 3 hour hike had turned into a 6 hour mission, but at least the end was near – and we limped back to the apartment.

We made it out for pizza for tea. Had an early night then went home the next day because it was raining again!

Morphing into clouds

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I’ve not done any shots like this for a year. I always thought it was a big hassle to set up, but I snapped this super quick and it didn’t take very long to set up at all. Well, except for trying to find my tripod!
Got a busy night tonight, but not in a bad way at all – I need to pack my clothes for this weekends trip to Edinburgh, prepare special birthday lamb to go in the slow cooker tomorrow morning, and receive presents presents (it’s such a hard life).

Catching clouds

This marks the end of “surrealist June”. I’m proud that I’ve managed to complete this for a whole month, and I’ve really enjoyed it however it’s too much to do every single day what with work and having a life (occasionally). Glad I’ve stuck to it and succeeded in my month target though.

There are a lot of shots I’ve taken this month which I have been proud of, and this is something that I am going to carry on doing, just not every single day.

Welcome to July.
Also, I have green hair now. For the time being at least.

If you want a rainbow you have to put up with the rain

Went for something easy tonight as I want to do normal people stuff (I’m working on the assumption that it is not normal to sit all night on Photoshop).
Beep beep boop – yey for Friday!

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Tuesdays seems to be having a theme to it. Seeing as it would be rude not to, next Tuesday will also be on this theme. I am considering keeping Tuesdays to a theme, but having a new theme each month… hmmm

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