Faroe Islands; Day 2 – Drangarnir

On the second day we had paid to go on a hike to Drangarnir. This hike has been closed to the public by the landowner, and the only way to do it is to pay for an approved guide to take you on either Wednesday, Saturday or Sunday.

Drangarnir

As we left the house in the morning it was very misty, but as we had paid we went to the meeting point. There were quite a few people there already and we parked up and waited for the guide to turn up. Rather un-optimistically the guide said that we would set off and “see what we could see”. He was optimistic that we would be able to see the sea stacks up close, but wasn’t so sure that we would be able to see the sea stacks from afar.

Drangarnir

The hike across (You walk around the edge of the cliff rather than over the top) wasn’t too great in terms of views. This could have had something to do with the mist, or maybe not. However when we hiked up the first cliff and got to the top… We could see the sea stacks – hurray!
We had a mini break to take some photos and have a snack before carrying on the sea stacks.

Drangarnir
Drangarnir

The closer we got to the sea stacks, the more the mist cleared. Eventually a bit of blue sky broke through.

Drangarnir

We got to spend enough un-rushed time around the main view point that we could grab photos and have a bit of a rest.

Drangarnir

For the way back we got to go on a boat!

Drangarnir

By the time the boat had returned to the harbour the sky was totally blue! We decided to go to try and see Múlafossur Waterfall, which was on the same island and only about a 10 minute drive away.
When we went through the tunnel and came out of the other side…. It was soooo misty! The rest of the Faroe Islands was bathed in sunlight!

Devon Day 4; Blackchurch Rock

Black church Rock

One of the main things I was looking forward to seeing whilst in Devon was Blackchurch Rock. I was looking forward to getting their at sunrise/sunset (depending on where the sun was) and getting some epic shots.

Black church Rock

Unfortunately the tides weren’t really on our side the week we were there, so I did the best I could which was get there a couple of hours before sunset and hope the tide wasn’t too far in.

Bluebells

The walk down was lovely, through a bluebell forest which little fairy bridges crossing over the stream. By this point we had been discussing if we were blubelled out. It turns out I wasn’t.

Mouthmill Beach

Even though the tide was coming it (Sunset was at 830, high tide at 10) I did manage to get some good shots, even if they weren’t the shots I was hoping for.

Black church Rock
Mouthmill Beach
Mouthmill Beach

Devon Day 3; Wet and Windy!

Day 3 is where the weather rook a bit of a turn and instead of glorious summertime like sunshine, we went to full blown April weather; rain, wind and cold!

Welcombe beach

Despite all of this, the weather in the morning was supposed to be better than the weather in the afternoon, so I insisted we go to Welcombe Beach. Unfortunately the morning was also high tide, so we were a bit limited with what we could do whilst we were there.

Welcombe beach
Welcombe beach
Welcombe beach
Welcombe beach

Devon Day 2; Hartland Quays

Somewhat out of order in terms of blog posting! But! Better late than never…? On day 2 in Devon we went to Hartland Quays, and then to Speke’s Mill Waterfall.

Hartland Quay

Very nice it was there too. The walk from the Quays was pleasant, and then the beach was cool as well, some caves and the bottom of the waterfall and some interesting rock formations.

Speke's Mill Waterfall

Hartland Quay
Speke's Mill Waterfall
Hartland Quay
Speke's Mill Waterfall

Hornsea

Whenever possible, it is good to visit somewhere different.

Hornsea  So I got myself on a school trip to Hornsea for the day. Hornsea

Hornsea  It was a Geography trip, and the weather on Geography trips is usually rainy and windy, but it was really nice. Cold, but nice.  Hornsea

Last day, Croatia

On the last day, we chilled.

Sunset, Croatia The sunset was particularly good on this day!  Sunset, Croatia

Sunset, Croatia After the sun had dipped below the horizon, the sky became really bright again. It was really weird. Sunset, Croatia

After a while it gradually got darker again, but it was almost like the suns set twice.

Sunset, Croatia

 

Mountains at Sunset

On the second to last day we spent the evening driving around the mountain roads near our hotel. We got a good view of the sunset from a different vantage point, and saw a ruined house-thingy in a wall.

Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia

Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia Here you can see the smoke of the fires from further up in the mountain. It hadn’t rained in Croatia for a long time, so large parts had either been on fire, or were on fire. Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia

I’m currently regretting not posting these as I was there, because I fell like things have been lost in the two months since we came back….

Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia  Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia

Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia Sunset up the Mountains, Croatia

Croatia (day 4)

Another lazy day on day 4, more swimming in the sea, more cocktails… However I got up for sunrise (again) but this time went into the mountain first, then came back down to the beach.

 

Croatian Sunrise Croatian Sunrise

Croatian Sunrise Croatian Sunrise

Croatian Sunrise Croatian Sunrise

Croatia (Day 3)

The third day in Croatia I’m not sure that we did a lot. Drank some cocktails, swan in the sea….

The sunsets were spot on though, fantastic view from the hotel and thus the beach.

Croatian Sunset Croatian Sunset

Croatian Sunset Croatian Sunset

Croatian Sunset Croatian Sunset

Croatian Sunset

 

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