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Lofoten – from Å to Bø

North Norway’s Lofoten Islands are famous for their beauty. Not for nothing have these islands been sometimes described as the most beautiful in the world. Even on the dullest of days, the landscape here is breathtaking. Vertiginous ridges of ancient granite and gneiss … Continue reading

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Homeward to Mingulay

Heel y’ho boys, let her go, boys Bring her head round now all together Heel y’ho boys, let her go boys Sailing homeward to Mingulay! What care we tho’ white the Minch is  What care we for wind and weather? … Continue reading

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St Kilda

The St Kilda archipelago lies a choppy 45 miles west across the Atlantic Ocean from the Isle of Harris in Scotland’s Western Isles. Constantly settled from at least 5,000 years ago until 1930, when the inhabitants were finally evacuated, it … Continue reading

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