i rarely make schedules traveling if i don't need to. the maritimes was one of those trips where i pinned things to a map as i arrived and asked folks for suggestions. i spent my second night at blomidon in nova scotia after a morning of getting shit together and driving out to the park. beach access was closed and i ended up doing a not-so-exciting walk through the woods, but i later met a pair of awesome women exploring this part of eastern canada from vancouver and the sunshine coast. retired social workers, they spend each year doing some sort of adventure together, whether locally or elsewhere around the world. they spent everyday of their month-long trip in the maritimes swimming. they cooked me a nice meal and i made a fire for them in exchange. it was mostly because of them that i decided to stay here for the night. they planned to camp in the spot i chose but moved across the way due to some funny technical difficulties on the park's end. the official person didn't mind so it was thankfully a (complimentary) stay for me. this was also one of few nights i spent doing a bit of astrophotography. it was kind of hard in nova scotia because most places, trees and fences would obscure parts of cliff side views.[ photo was more of a test / experiment ]
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На вершине горы Гринэн, неподалеку от границы Северной Ирландии, находится Grianan Aileach, один из самых красивых каменных фортов в Ирландии. С вершины открывается чудесный вид на Лох-Фойл, Лох-Свилли и Лондондерри.
Легенда гласит, что этот форт был построен древними богами; кольцевой форт был известен как Дворец Солнца и считался священным. Следы древних земляных работ, датированные ранним железным веком, были найдены вокруг форта на площади примерно пяти акров (0,02 км. кв.). Сам форт был вероятно построен в начале христианской эры. С 5-ого по 12-ое столетие форт служил королевской резиденцией королю O Neill из клана Aileach; Он был разрушен Муртогом O'Брайеном, королем Мунстера, в 1101 г. Чтобы разрушить форт полностью, король приказал каждому из его солдат взять по камню из стены форта. Grianan Aileach был восстановлен доктором Бернардом Дерри в 1870 г., но современные археологи сомневаются в правильности внутренней реконструкции.
The Stone Fort of Grianán of Aileach sits on a hilltop in Inishowen County Donegal. 250m above sea level, the stone fort was probably first built on an earthen rath.
The view from Aileach is breathtaking. The glistening waters of Lough Foyle and Lough Swilly are clear, as is the form of the entire peninsula. A windy and exposed place, Grianán has been a silent witness to the history of Ireland.
The origins of the Grianán of Aileach fort are dated back to 1700 BC. It is linked to the Tuatha de Danann who invaded Ireland before the Celts and built stone forts on top of strategic hills. They worshipped Dagda (the Good God) and he too is associated with the origins of Aileach. It was he who ordered the building of a stone fort to act as a burial monument to his dead son.
This road is a highway compared to the roads on the Afghan side.
Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow ⛄️❄️
I admire all the beautiful people.
"Nature will bear the closest inspection. She invites us to lay our eye level with her smallest leaf, and take an insect view of its plain" ❤🌿
⛰ Today is #InternationalMountainDay
in a time when the preservation of their ecosystems is most important and in most danger. Though raised on an island, I was more drawn to the heights of mountains than the vastness of the ocean. School taught that the Ko'olau range rock composition would take 20+ years to filter rain and moisture into the delicious drinking water well that supplies O'ahu. Respect and sustainable use of resources that belong to the aina are all that keep our islands a paradise. All it takes is a little awareness of our consumption and dependence on the world 🏝 #MountainsMatter
Harus banyak-banyak curhat/nongki sama ibu-ibu geng setempat, biar tetap waras ngurus anak.
- Crazy to think that such wild landscapes like these can exist in seemingly the middle of nowhere.
*sheep updated his cover photo*
As the year comes to an end, been doing a lot of reflecting, evaluating & planning. Many things from my past have become full circle this year and I must continue forward with only what’s necessary.
Happy International Mountains Day! I don’t get into the mountains as often as I like, but they’ve been a big part of how I’ve been influenced and shaped as an adult. Mountains are a very important part of our lives. A fifth of the earths population live near mountains. Majority of our fresh water is sourced out of mountains flowing down to the sea. They influence our weather patterns and our lives. Two summer’s ago I lived and worked in Grand Teton National Park. It was an amazing experience that’s hard to capture in words or pictures. One of the things I love the most about mountains is the weather they create. Almost every time I looked at them the view was different. | I took this picture out my bedroom window. Yes, that was my view everyday when waking up in the park. This particular time a late summer rain storm was passing over right at sunset. The sheets of rain misting the mountains caught the last rays of golden light coating the Tetons and blocking most of their stark features from view. #neverstopexploring #bealpha #internationalmountainday
Seeing the Pacific Ocean warms my heart. It’s the only physical contact I can reach that connects me to Hawaii ❤️🌴 I will be visiting real soon.
me: it’s only been a month now since dc!
also me: i need to get out of here!!!
can’t wait for exams to be over, so i can take new photos, so i can stop posting photos from the summer and making myself grumpy 😬