Retreats, escape and where it all began.

While reflecting on where this thirst for escape and solitude to nature's beauty began for myself and Tim, I realised it's always been entangled throughout the essence of who we are as a couple.

Our first date (me at 17 years old) was spent climbing Slieve Donard mountain in Newcastle Co.Down and a picnic on a quiet deserted inlet of Murlough bay, of which we have since titled The Secret Beach. When other young adults where making plans for city breaks and nights out with friends, we were on the hunt for areas that had not yet been populated by the bustle of our enthusiastic peers. Perhaps it is our introverted nature that has left us always wanting peace and quiet. We both share the appreciation of being soulfully moved by the perfect panoramic view of a mountain range, or the endless horizon of an ocean meeting the sky. We love nothing more than to sit on an empty beach, quiet our thoughts, and be completely present in those moments. These experiences are our idea of perfect rest from the intensities of life.

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