The time had finally arrived for a much anticipated adventure. After being on lockdown for nearly five months, I could not wait for my return into the wild.
Being very aware of the travel guidelines and social distancing measures, there could not have been a better time for a wild camping adventure away from everyone. After a week of research, i booked my flights and I was on my way across the border, to the highlands of Isle of Skye, Scotland.
Isle of Skye is an island packed with breath taking landscapes, scenic mountain ranges and countless lochs. It’s also a world class destination for walkers and climbers. My intention was to go on these hikes and find hidden trails to camp overnight. we planned to photograph the natural rock formations, work on some astro photography, and capture some stunning drone shots. I guess as an explorer, I feel I have a responsibility to share my experiences and put them into stories. For this trip, we adventured toThe Fairy Pools, Old Man of Story, Kilmaluag and Neist Point Lighthouse.
Every time I step onto this type ofrugged terrain, with my backpack full of camping gear, I feel like walking is so underrated when these days youcan get anywhere you want by any means of transport. I believe it’s this human act of walking, climbing, running, providing for yourself innatural surroundings that brings us at one with nature; physically and spiritually.
It’s about going on a journey into the unknown and discovering. There is no hiding place on an adventure. Alone with your thoughts, emotions, hopes and aspirations; it’s all there with you when you’re hiking, it unfolds with you.
What surprises me during most of my adventures, is that it’s not about encountering the beauty of nature, but rather how I react to it and what I feel from it. With all its rare beauty and the power of nature our planet has to offer, it is a privilege to witness. This definitely is one of the many reasons I will continue to explore.