Homage to Croft 17 (week 1)

Croft seventeen is a beautiful thing. Where pickax you can swing, dig a trench while whisling aaanndd that’s about as far as my poetry skills will go on this post. In all seriousness, words cannot express the joy and peace I found during my time on Eigg. From the moment I stepped onto the ferry…

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An elephant creates a dirt bath for itself in the heat of the South African sun. South Africa, 2017.

A Change of Direction

I have had such an amazing time in Europe; from Korcula Island to Germany I have been so blessed with people and experiences during this trip. I still have so much to share about my trip (the last blog post talks about my time in early July) and I have literally over 1000 pictures left to…

EIGG, Scotland

My adventure to the wonderful Isle of Eigg was not by chance. In all actuality I was searching specifically for volunteering opportunities on the Isle of Eigg per my lovely, amazing adoptive Aunt L. She had gone on her own adventure through Scotland the previous year and returned with rave reviews for the Isle of…

Loneliness

There are moments, in this life I have chosen, where I hear the ghosts of all that could have been walk down the hallways of my mind. I reflect back on the long and windy path my life has taken thus far, and wonder if I have made the right choices. I wonder if it…

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A baby zebra takes a walk around Kroger National Park in South Africa. 2017

Mallaig, Scotland

Collectively I spent multiple days in the small port town of Mallaig. During my first visit I arrived on the morning Jacobite train, dropped my bags off in the backpacker hostel above a restaurant, and spent the rest of the day hanging out with a friend i made on the train. It was during this…

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Views from the Jacobite Steam Train from Fort Williams to Mallaig, Scotland. 2018

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The Maya Beach located close to the Thai island Koh Phi Phi was made famous with the movie “The Beach”. In current times the beach sees upwards of 5,000 visitors a day. The large numbers of visitors and the general disrespect to the beach and environment has resulted in the temporary closure of this buck…