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

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.

The tales

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.