The Isle of Skye is an increasingly popular tourist destination for holiday makers from all over the world. While those living on the island, such as myself, get to enjoy the splendours all year round most people’s experience of Skye is far more fleeting. There are many people who spend as little as 24 hours on the misty isle, obviously not enough time to take in everything. However, a recent 24 hour period proved to me that you can fill one day with some pretty special memories if you know how.
Read more: 24 Hours on Skye (by Harry Martin)
Having built the foundations of my photography career as a travel photographer, I have spent many years working and living all over the world. During my travels I was lucky enough to visit some of the world’s most amazing landscapes, and got to know my favourite locations very well. One of these places was northern Italy, when I decided to live in Venice for 6 months. It’s a long story, but basically a budget airline was offering flights for 1p (including tax) to a selection of European cities, and Venice was on the list. At the time (2003), I was contracted to work in London every Sunday, so it meant commuting back and forth every week. The airline promotion allowed me to book 26 return flights - flying out to Venice every Monday morning, and back every Saturday evening for six months, for the total cost of 52 pence - yes you did read that correctly. It didn’t matter if I never used them, but once I had them I was determined to get my money’s worth!
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