The unusual hike. This was one hike that I doubted going. Hardly think twice about doing a strenuous climb. But because I had an uneasy feeling the day before, as if something bad would happen. #Gloomy worried mood the whole day before. ⚫
From the words I heard about this mountain, I thought of all possible way that it would go wrong. Either I further injure my current injury, get lost in the mountain or wouldn't be able to cross the river and get out if it rains heavily. I watched every step cautiously. Yet, didn't expect that I would injure some other part. ⚫
That bone pop feeling was like..... "Oh crap". Then the me just popping it back subconsciously. The part where I left my arms behind while my body forward. Then the thunder started to be heard. Trying to get out asap, but the road really reflect it's name "Never Ending Road". Just kept going down and it don't seem to end. The dawn hike up was much faster and wasn't dreaded as much as coming out. ⚫
Finally, trailed out barefooted in one piece, at least externally. Alex and Srini just laughed at me. Well I was laughing at myself too. ⚫
Lesson learned. Trust the warning signs and feelings. ⚫
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Sun/Hike/NoSnow ___ After all these pictures with a lot of snow ❄️I thought I share a picture from Jan 1st 2017: no snow in the alps..! ☀️ I‘m curious how it will look like next in two weeks. Have you made plans for New Years...? 🥂🎉
“The Abandoned Village of Glentornan & Mt Errigal"
Dunlewey, County Donegal, Ireland
This little mysterious ruined village of "Glentornan" was a number one target on my recent snow chase around Donegal. Its another photo I’ve been planning & waiting 2 winters for the right snow conditions to finally arrive! Im honoured to have finally captured it with some snow in scene. It may not be Lapland but “half a loaf is better than no bread”
This charming hamlet consists of around 10 homes. It is nestled on the shore of Dunlewey Lough in the shadow of the majestic Mt Errigal. Hidden away between a few trees from virtually everyone & everything.
Through some research I’ve learned that around 50 people on average lived in this small village between 1841 to 1911 when it was mysteriously left almost totally abandoned! Afterwards I believe a few folk may have returned here & remained until the 1960’s.
Why anyone would ever leave somewhere as stunning as “Glentornan Village” is a total mystery to me? But I’m sure those poor souls had very good reasons to leave this area with so much natural beauty. If I lived here I would honestly never want to leave. Id sit all day in my garden just staring at this view of my favorite lady "Mt Errigal" all dressed in white