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 disguise. Miserable people in the hills. Walls and rubbish. Dancing soldiers. Grange-Over-Sands, a second first impression.
03 – Conversations in a northern pub. Hope for the cynical. The fall of British Greatness? The Lake District and partying. The Old Man versus Swirl How. An adventure alone becomes isolation in a faraway place.
04 – Countryside in the Lake District. The abandoned swimming pool at Grange-Over-Sands. A morbid train daydream. Things that stay the same also change, as long as you do. Losing the excitement of Childhood.
05 – The river… The woods. Following streams and walls. Discovering a waterfall. Exploring Coniston.
06 – Hostel in the middle of nowhere. Hiking off track. Coniston from the sky. The Baaaaa-edlands. Fallen villages on the hillsides.
07 – The Campsie Fells. Deer escape. Most heavily fortified Italian restaurant in the country. The UFO hotspot of the UK. Towns. Clearcuts.
08 – Exploring the Grampians. Old new discoveries. Checking out an abandoned house in the Highlands. Light footed on a slowly collapsing bridge.
09 – Driving safe on dangerous roads. Discovering Loch Maree. White trees around Beinn Eighe. Part of the macro-organism.
10 – A sad hymn for the Loch Ness monster. The kraken and its bad business practices. The shattered mystery of an iconic Loch. Tourism and marketing. The journey continues.
11 – The journey home.
12 – Reflections. Travelling to the Highlands. Meet the old boss… Showers or orgies. The miserable owners of mobile homes. Coming to rest.
13 – 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.
14 – Wildlife. Fake forests in the Highlands. Graveyards for trees.
15 – A land before time? Designer forests. New romantics. Purpose and narrative. Giant Mushrooms on the Dead Ground.