Slow adventure photography competition winner

When Cécile Eschenauer decided to explore Iceland during her sabbatical, she chose to do so by bus rather than hiring a car, taking time to explore the Westfjords via the slow road.

 Photo: Cécile Eschenauer

Photo: Cécile Eschenauer

Thank you to everyone who entered our #ErnestObscura photography competition. Our first theme was slow adventure and we enjoyed receiving shots of readers exploring the world on foot, local transport and by boat. 

A few words from our winner, Cécile. "A friend and I went to Iceland two years ago, as part of a sabbatical from work. We decided not to rent a car but to travel by bus. This meant we only covered a limited area of the country, but we got to spend multiple days in each place rather than being on the road rushing to see as much as we could. That’s why we ended up spending five days in Ísafjörður, a town in the Westfjords, surely one of the world's most beautiful regions. It was during one of these slow adventures that we took this photo.

I love travelling slowly because it’s only by taking your time that you get to properly see, smell, hear and discover an area."

Cécile is a Belgian girl living in and loving Bristol since 2007. She blogs as MissPomPomPom.

 Photo: Harrison & Fyfe

Photo: Harrison & Fyfe

Cécile wins one of these gorgeous 100% lambswool scarf from Harrison & Fyfe. Sign up to our newsletter for updates on our next photo competition theme.