Just returned from a five day trip round the coast of Northern Scotland with three fellow pro-photography buddies. The weather wasn’t always great but the seas were monumental, the company highly entertaining, some very funny moments and one very scary moment when a freak wave nearly took one of us into the deep blue yonder (and destroyed a Nikon D700 & iPhone4 in the process!).
We spent the first night in the Rua Reigh lighthouse which is still an active lighthouse but also has very reasonable accommodation, it blew an absolute gale that night – perfect lighthouse weather. The next day we drove up from there to Durness, stopping at a few interesting spots along the way. On Wednesday we then went to Smoo Cave and walked around Faraid Head with stunning coastline & the following day walked the 4 mile trek through the wind & rain to the legendary Sandwood Bay, I am ashamed to say I only took one photo that day and it was of the Pot Noodle we had for lunch on the beach (5 star views with 1 star dining!)
Below are a dozen of my favourite shots from the time we had up there….