Monthly Archives: January 2018

The Past, Present and Future of Journeys Through Pre-World War 3 Britain and a Thanks

I started this with a different vision to other travel blogs. Where most are interested in getting you decent deals, suggesting places to travel, giving general advice for travellers or people in certain areas, mine is really about the experience. … Continue reading

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The Lake District and the Highlands ’13 – Complete Contents Page

The Lake District and the Highlands ’13: Roadtrip  01 – The drive from London to the Lake District. Motorways and advertisements. Power stations and dead cities. Heavy clouds in Yorkshire.  02 – Sleeping in the car. Exploring Ambleside. Any other town in … Continue reading

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15 – The Highlands ’13 – Reflections: Giant Mushrooms on the Dead Ground

A land before time? Designer forests. New romantics. Purpose and narrative. Giant Mushrooms on the Dead Ground.  After the Frusciante EP was over and the joint dead, we left the car—the impromptu curtain still flapping over the window—and headed for … Continue reading

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The Highlands ’13 – Reflections – Forests of the Highlands – 14

Wildlife. Fake forests in the Highlands. Graveyards for trees.  One evening, I think the day after visiting the lighthouse, we had trouble finding anywhere to park up for the night. We were in rolling valleys, the road at the lower-most … Continue reading

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13 – The Highlands – Reflections on the Wallace Monument

Anti-timetable tourists. Freedom in a cage. The feeling of the monument. Braveheart: The sculptor who turned William Wallace into a movie star. A halo of darkness around Stirling.  We never visited anything as tourists. All that we saw, we saw … Continue reading

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