Scotland’s Hermitage Waterfall – Weekly Travel Photo

The Hermitage

Located about 50 miles north of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s small gems: the Hermitage.   A beautiful site, this small park is a National Trust for Scotland location and rests along the River Braan.  Depending on the time of the year you’ll find large salmon working their way up the river.  You can pause at Ossian’s Hall which overlooks the main falls and enjoy watching the salmon throw themselves at (and eventually up) these decently sized falls.  It’s a beautiful place for a casual walk and has an incredibly rich, lush, green and alive feel to it.  The Hermitage is home to a large selection of beautiful Douglas Fir trees.

The Hermitage is home to two Georgian follies.  Georgian follies are interesting creations that were designed to look old/historic and served very little purpose/were almost purely ornamental.  They’re often deceptively new (only 100-150 years or so) but look much older.

Would you like to see previous Friday Photos? View past travel pictures here. This photo was taken on a Canon T3i (600D) Camera using a Canon IS 18-135mm lens.

Friday’s Weekly Travel Photo – Reflecting at the Grand Canyon

The Grand Canyon - Exploring Arizona

One of the perks of living in Arizona for years was relatively easy access to the Grand Canyon.  This shot was taken during a weekend trip from Phoenix, up to Flagstaff and then on to the Grand Canyon where I relaxed until the sun set.  This photo is from the south rim where we paused and relaxed soaking up the afternoon’s warm rays. The Grand Canyon is considered one of the Seven Natural Wonders of the World – and rightfully so.  In all of my travels I’ve never seen another natural formation quite like it. When you have the opportunity to visit I highly recommend arriving in the afternoon and giving yourself time to watch the sun set over the canyon.  It is mystical.

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