Homeward bound …

I have been driving for an eternity. A two week car journey around Lapland was immediately followed by a 700 mile round trip to Traigh Golf Course near Arisaig.  The greater the effort the greater the rewards and both adventures were very rewarding even if I left my golf game at home for the latter. I have limited this post to just two images – the first from our last full day at Abisko in Sweden and the second from a late evening drive between Traigh and Acharacle (the view to the small isles from Glenuig).  Hopefully both explain why the effort was worth it:

What is this life if ...
The view to the small isles ...


  1. Pit · August 3, 2015

    Yes, they certainly do!

    • northumbrianlight · August 3, 2015

      Many thanks Pit and thanks for all the likes and RTs on Twitter. I don’t feel I reciprocate sufficiently with other bloggers output but just can’t seem to keep up at the moment, mostly because I have been on the move for so long.

      • Pit · August 3, 2015

        I know how difficult it is to keep up with other bloggers: ever so time-consuming. So, don’t worry. Enjoy your life-style.

  2. A Wandering Memory · August 3, 2015

    Wow what great photos

  3. Tish Farrell · August 3, 2015

    Just glorious, Robin.

    • northumbrianlight · August 3, 2015

      Many thanks Tish – the two images are an accurate reflection of the difference in weather conditions between the UK and northern Scandinavia – how come they get better summer weather in the Arctic Circle.

      • Tish Farrell · August 4, 2015

        That is a very interesting question, Robin.

  4. Cate Franklyn · August 3, 2015

    Great shots, especially the last one and thanks for taking us along with you!!!

  5. Sue · August 3, 2015


    • northumbrianlight · August 4, 2015

      Many thanks Sue – given the difference in latitude between the two shots, they look the wrong way round.

      • Sue · August 4, 2015


  6. sustainabilitea · August 4, 2015



    • northumbrianlight · August 4, 2015

      Thanks Janet – I am tempted to go back to Scotland again in the Autumn – so much easier to get to than Lapland and by then it may have stopped raining 🙂

  7. Maureen · August 4, 2015


  8. LaVagabonde · August 4, 2015

    These, along with your other recent photos, definitely prove that all of those miles were worth it. What a summer you’ve had.

    • northumbrianlight · August 4, 2015

      Thanks Julie, there is a definite sense of ‘what next?’ – it will probably be another trip to Scotland before the year is out.

  9. socialbridge · August 4, 2015

    They sure do!

  10. restlessjo · August 5, 2015

    Being a contentious soul sometimes, Robin (oh, alright- mostly!) I don’t think you needed to cover that much terrain to get wonderful images. But wonderful they absolutely are! And you enjoyed making all that effort, didn’t you? Feet up now, for a while 🙂

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