Fields by the sea :: Os campos junto ao mar

Summer is a peculiar season in Scotland. The warm weather comes in an erratic manner, and even on apparently sunny days it is wise to bring the raincoat with you. Yet, sunny and warm days do come and they bring unexpected opportunities to go out exploring wonderful landscapes. On one of these sunny Sundays we…

Stirling Castle :: Castelo de Stirling

Stirling Castle is an impressive structure sitting on top of Castle Hill, overlooking the town and the River Forth. It is an impressive sight, whether you are inside or outside! Historic Scotland has recently finished the conservation of the Renaissance Palace of James IV and it was a delight to walk through its rooms and…

Autumn :: Outono

Seasons are changing and the trees are embracing golden and brown tones. On sunny days the light shift creates a warm atmosphere that makes me miss the roasted chestnuts sold in Lisbon’s streets. And today I was lucky enough to spot a grey squirrel looking for food to store for the winter. I love being out on…

Wild Flora :: Flora Selvagem

Sometimes it is fairly easy to overlook how great it is to be outside, just exploring the places that we think we know already. One of the activities of last week’s Bioblitz was identifying wild plants next to St. Andrews harbour: it was fascinating to learn more about the local flora. Among our discoveries were…

Light Falls :: O Cair da Luz

Autumn is quickly coming to and end. The trees are almost bare and the sunlight has become an even more precious good. Late November has brought many sunny days, and even with the sun setting so early, just seeing the sun makes a huge difference in my days. These photos were taken on St. Andrews…

St. Monans

The Fife Coastal Path is one of the best walking routes I have ever met. It goes from the Forth Estuary – close to Edinburgh – to the Tay, next to Dundee for 117 miles. Every now and then we walk a few miles, and every time we find ourselves among breathtaking landscapes and charming…