This summer – 2016 – I decided to take an extended vacation away from the Bahamas heat and after a super busy spring/early summer Wedding season. After several months of meeting amazing brides from all over the US and Canada, and spending many weekends with them and their families whether it was in Nassau or one of our beautiful islands, I thought a change of scenery with different backdrops might be soothing and inspirational at the same time.
I am fortunate through my photography that I am able to take larger chunks of time off that most and I do appreciate every moment of that time! I will be blogging my vacation travels in no particular order, but I can say that Scotland photos will probably take precedent as it is such an amazingly beautiful, dramatic, haunting and inspiring country. I have strong Scottish roots through my mother and perhaps that is why this country called to me in a way that had me in tears as I drove through some of the stunning North Coast scenery. No cars in sight, no walkers, no cyclists – just me and the majesty of the highlands, covered in purple Heather, with burns and rivers and lakes scattered throughout. I do not exaggerate when I say there were many solitary, tearful moments as I sat with my mouth open and wondering how my photos could ever do this stunning landscape justice. I have tried…..here a few.
These pics are from an area around the village of Durness. This is also where I had my first experience staying in a youth hostel! I can say not many youth were there, fortunately for me! Lots of single women travellers which was super interesting. And the Scottish Youth Hostels are located in some of the most picturesque places you can imagine – oftentimes with front row seats to the jaw dropping views.