isle of skye

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P1180705.jpgThese types of strange mountains rise up unexpectantly throughout the Isle of Skye, one of the islands of ‘Argyll and the Isles’ in north west Scotland. It’s a rugged landscape that presents a challenge for those on foot. Certainly in earlier days when the great dense pine forests (now sadly decimated by harvesting) covered the island, the combination of seemingly impassable forests and steep exposed mountains slit by gorges led to the inhabitants preferring to travel by boat around the island rather than across country. 

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The Border Ranges National Park on the far north coast of NSW Australia is part of the Gondwana Rainforests of Australia World Heritage area that protects untouched rainforest and unique plants. As the name implies it lies on the border between NSW and QLD.