Much of the weather over these past ten days has been awful. Rain, low cloud, mist, everything apart from Sun. It’s unfortunate but really it makes my experience of Iceland a little more personal and in my opinion more true to the my vision of a brutal, isolated and harsh land.
Friends and I have started to have an annual adventure into the wild. Last year we went to the Isle of Arran and this year we ventured to Loch Ard in central Scotland for some more wild camping.
This is a selection of what shots I took while we were there. I’ll note now that we actively respected the area and unlike previous visitors cleared all rubbish from this stunning site. Thanks to Scotland’s “right to roam” we took full advantage of being able to pitch up with no bother and appreciate the outdoors.
After arriving in Brodick we got on a bus to/near Glen Rosa and walked for about an hour to reach this valley in the range. The light was absolutely incredible. People talk about the ‘golden hour’, but this was golden living. We walked a little further until we found a suitable spot to camp which was barely flat but it didn’t matter.
A few of the guys went back to town to get food and drink for the night while the rest of us put up the 26kg eight man tent, found fire food, swam in the pools of the river and swore at midges.