Back from Skokholm!


Stefano and I returned to Italy from the United Kingdom yesterday afternoon.

Words escape me right at the moment, for no words can adequately describe or express how we felt/feel about the magical island where we lived for four days and four nights. All I can say is that Skokholm Island was an unforgettable experience…and that returning to civilization has been really hard…

When, months ago, I told my parents and friends about where we planned to go in June, they thought we’d gone completely bonkers. IMG_1239Who (in their right mind, that is!) would want to spend any time at all on a tiny, cold and windy island off the coast of Wales…with compost toilets (I’ll tell you about those another day, hehe 😉 ), no showers, no Internet, no phones…a place that is frequently isolated from the rest of the world due to the rough seas and strong winds that prevent the passenger boat from reaching the island? 

Well, we did. 🙂

And now we can’t wait to go back…next year!!! In the meantime, here are a couple of photos, chosen rather quickly among the three hundred zillion photos I took last week. Speaking of photos…I was horrified to discover that, for some reason, most of the photos I took on Skokholm seem to be simply…terrible. These two puffin photos aren’t too bad…and in the next few days I’ll see if I can “salvage” a few more from my huge crop…perhaps a few of those I took of the gannets on Grassholm Island…

Anyway, I have a zillion things to do right now, so I must dash off, but…more soon!!! Ciao!!! 🙂

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