Camping sauvage dans les Highlands - Écosse - © Claire Blumenfeld

Chapter 5 :
Back to simplicity


While I thought I had begun to understand what interested me, a big interrogation point arrives right on the day of my thirty years old birthday. I abandon some projects to get started on others and try to find simplicity and calmness of mind. I go on Scottish hiking trails and across Iceland on my bike to confront nature and try to find the answers that haunt me for several years.

Italy – Scotland – Iceland – 5 months – June 2019 to October 2019
// In progress //

The photographs

The Old Man of Storr - Skye - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – Isle of Skye

The Isle of Skye, located in northwestern Scotland, is the largest island in the Inner Hebrides archipelago. The end of my trip to Scotland being close, I could only enjoy four days on the island to discover its rugged coastline and its mountain scenery.

West coast of South Uist - Hiking the Hebridean Way - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – The Outer Hebrides

The Outer Hebrides are an archipelago of islands east of Scotland. For two and a half weeks, I crossed on foot following the Hebridean Way, the different islands constituting the archipelago, from Barra in the south to Lewis in the North.

Beinn Dorain - Hiking the West Highland Way - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – The Scottish Highlands

Eight days of hiking on the West Highland Way in Scotland. Many variations of green and gray with touches of colors. A selection of my best photos on my 156km across the Scottish Highlands.

Santa Maddalena - Tyrol du Sud - Italie - © Claire Blumenfeld

Photos – Glimpses of South Tyrol

Morning light on the Val di Funes and Santa Maddalena church Beginning of June 2019, I traveled to South Tyrol, in the north of Italy, to visit some of the most emblematic places in the region and discover parts of the Alps that I did not know. My trip was supposed to last six weeks,

The tales

Trotternish Ridge - Skye - Écosse - © Claire Blumenfeld

Just a few days on Skye

The end of my five weeks in Scotland is near. After the Outer Hebrides, I have only four days left to enjoy the Isle of Skye. I take this opportunity to go for day hikes along the Skye Trail.

Port Nan Long - Hiking the Hebridean Way - Scotland - © Claire Blumenfeld

The Hebridean Way – part 1: Wind and monotony

After the West Highland Way, I head out for my second week in Scotland for the Outer Hebrides, an archipelago of about ten islands in the West of Scotland. The Hebridean Way, a two-week wilder hiking trail, is waiting for me.