Category Archives: Lake District and the Scottish Highlands ’13

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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12 – The Lake District and Highlands ’13 – Reflections

9.10.2013 Reflections. Travelling to the Highlands. Meet the old boss… Showers or orgies. The miserable owners of mobile homes. Coming to rest.  It’s been over a month since I returned from Scotland. That’s more than long enough to thoroughly romanticise … Continue reading

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11 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

The journey home. 21.8.13 Lorn 11:40 am Driving today we past two castles and a huge dam that ran the length of a massive, bath tub shaped loch. More sheep. Watched small herds of deer as well. At the moment … Continue reading

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10 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

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.    3:47 pm Big Sand’s Campsite, West Coast A prehistoric reptile can’t … Continue reading

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09 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

Driving safe on dangerous roads. Discovering Loch Maree. White trees around Beinn Eighe. Part of the macro-organism.  20.8.13 12:04 pm Rubhareidh Lighthouse, West Coast, Highlands The craziest drive yesterday. Through mountain valleys, along narrow cliff side roads that wound up … Continue reading

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08 – Lake District and the Highlands ’13

Exploring the Grampians. Old new discoveries. Checking out an abandoned house, one of many in the Highlands. Light footed on a slowly collapsing bridge.  North of Loch Ness 19.8.12 12:41 am This morning I woke with an Immortal Technique t-shirt … Continue reading

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07 – Lake District and the Scottish Highlands ’13

The Campsie Fells. Deer escape. Most heavily fortified Italian restaurant in the country. The UFO hotspot of the UK. Towns. Clearcuts.  18.8.13 About 12:10 am Meikle Bin That evening, driving the Campsie Fells, we turned onto a narrow lane behind … Continue reading

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