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A Scotland Adventure – Part 9, Isle of Skye viewpoints and scenery


Hello, and welcome back to your annual story time of Ben and Sarah’s international adventures! Keeping with the tradition of the last few years, Sarah and I visited with her family, this year going back to Scotland.


Friday, 27-Dec-2019 through 31-Dec-2019


Throughout our adventures on The Isle of Skye, we took one or two photos.

As an alternative, you could say that I took somewhere along the lines of a few hundred photos a day.  It was a lot of snapping.  I mean, I bought this new cell phone for the express purpose of not having an old/slow phone… and also got an amazing camera.  I bought it, so I may as well use it, right?  Right.  Right!


Here’s a quick tour of some of the pictures that didn’t fall into the other photo buckets – they’re not any of the big adventures that we did, instead they’re just roadside stops and snippets of driving.  The Isle of Skye is known for its beauty and rugged landscape, and it didn’t disappoint for a moment!  For every picture we took, we had many more gorgeous sights that a camera simply couldn’t capture.

They say that Ireland is the Emerald Isle, but The Isle of Skye is a very close contender.


Ramona Falls hike

Ramona Falls hike

Exploring a popular hike on Mt. Hood.

Thursday, 06-July-2017


There are nearly infinite hikes on Mt. Hood – and they’re all gorgeous.  To keep pushing my endurance and hiking, we picked one of the simpler ones this time… While doing Dog Mountain was awesome, it was definitely too strenuous.  moving a bit slower was the name of the game.

We picked Ramona Falls – an extremely popular trail on the side of Hood that ends in a beautiful waterfall cascading down the side of a basalt rock face.  It’s not short, but doesn’t have a huge elevation gain.  Perfect for recovery and endurance.


Basic details

Distance: ~ 7.5 miles

Elevation change: ~1000 ft

Views:  See pictures!