I recently became transfixed by the work of German photographer Kilian Schönberger. He captures magical woodland landscapes in Central Europe featuring dreamlike colour and lighting. Look up his images for yourself, they’re absolutely enchanting!
It was around 5pm when we set off on a summer hike to Lag ny Keeilley – the remains of a medieval chapel perched in an isolated spot on the Isle of Man’s west coast. At the beginning, there was a gravelled path passing by an empty farmhouse known as Eary Cushlin.
I always feel better after spending time in the Isle of Man. It’s just a beautiful rejuvenating place to be. I love the rugged sea swept coast, the rolling hills and the secluded pebble beaches where it’s possible to lose all sense of time. Out of the breathtaking diverse landscapes, though, the glens have to be my favourite.
While I completed quite a few hikes in Canada, there was only one that I did alone and this was Sulphur Mountain in Banff National Park. I’d always hiked in a group or with one other person – especially for the more remote day hikes where you were warned to stay in groups of four of more due to it being the high bear season.
Out of countless beautiful locations I visited in Canada, the ski resort of Whistler in British Columbia, just a couple of hours’ bus ride away from Vancouver, stood out with its stunning mountain scenery and spectacular lakes. This was one of the stops made when Andy visited for a couple of weeks and the few days we spent here were amazing.