“The grassy island with its sheer rocky cliffs jutted from the sea, not a tree in sight.
As I hiked along a footpath, I saw the snow-capped mountains of other islands in the distance. Seabirds squawked and soared through the blue skies. From the stout red and white lighthouse perched at the end of the island — the object of my hike — the sea stretched endlessly across the horizon.
I felt like I had reached the end of the Earth.”
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