April Squares: extensive views

Today’s post is proof that you might think you will get extensive views when you climb to the top, but it’s not always the case. Above is John at Renish Point in Harris. He’s looking quite happy – probably just as well that there is no picture of me at this point.

And here I am below, taking in the extensive views from the top of the cliffs on Islay’s Mull of Oa. The mist is clearing here, so maybe if you could see my face I’d be smiling.

These images are both from the last couple of years, so I think most of you will have seen them before. Just in case, here are links to the full posts.

Hebridean Hop 6: Rodel

Islay: Mull of Oa and Port Ellen

Linked to Becky’s #SquareTops challenge. Can you believe tomorrow is the last day?


  1. Very foggy, I see. How frustrating to do all that work getting to the top and not be able to see anything. At least you can see a little bit of the view in the second photo so it’s not a total loss.


  2. Alas, happens all too frequently in the Scottish highlands and Islands. Had loads of trips to places in the past that I still have no idea what they look like in good weather. Especially around 100 plus munro summits which is why I changed to the Central Belt and the guaranteed sunshine club. Been very good last three weeks though- shame we are in lock down,.


  3. Well, apart from John (which it a portrait in itself) it is an excellent photograph of something famous throughout the world — Scotch Mist!! :o)


  4. Hi Anabel, Good point on not always having an amazing view after the challenge of a hard climb. The photos are still gorgeous. I can (almost) breath in the fresh, brisk, clean air.🙂