Category Archives: the highlands

From Home to End Complete – Adventures in the Highlands

  This was a formative roadtrip for myself and my friends. Since visiting the Highlands a year previously, the place had captured our imagination like nowhere else. I couldn’t wait to go back and get into the wilderness again. Ben … Continue reading

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Exploring Abandoned Camelot Themepark – Journey Concludes, Regular Life Resumes – The Home to End – 16

That night, my spine met a mattress for the first time in fourteen days. Maybe my back felt better but my spirit was a little deflated. Ben was asleep most of the journey and fell asleep again almost immediately on … Continue reading

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Familiar Strangers in an Abandoned Missile Testing Site – Loch Long – From Home to End – 15

  On the way out of the Highlands we decided to detour to Long Loch to visit the abandoned missile testing ground. It served us well again. As the Highland Gods demand sacrifices they also bestow gifts of experience. Loch … Continue reading

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Last day in Skye – From Home to End – 14

We were heading to the north of Skye. We wanted to make up for the previous night, when our plans had been foiled by our own lack of foresight and a near empty petrol tank. It would be our final … Continue reading

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A ruckus on the streets of Portree – From Home to End – 13

17.7.14 A note about Portree. We took to driving around that sleepy town with loud hip hop playing. We’d enter cranking California Love or Ghetto Gospel or some other absurdly gangsta rap song, then Yuri would pump the car so … Continue reading

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Running on fumes in Skye – From Home to End – 12

  17.7.14 Back in Preston. Our trip through the Highlands was over too fast. The further south we drove the more depressing our journey became. This is a return to civilisation. Back to the monotony that accompanies 9-5 life. Back … Continue reading

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Poor Kids in the Rich Part of Skye – Chasing Waterfalls – From Home to End – 11

15.7.14 Nearly 5am The last couple of days have been on Skye. It’s strangely pretentious here. A kind of contradiction; you are back in civilisation but not. And the food snobbery is pretty incredible. Sometimes it feels like there should … Continue reading

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Camping on Ceannabeinne Beach, Wandering Durness – From Home to End – 10

11.7.14 7.57pm We’ve been camped on Ceannabeinne beach for the last three days. Each morning, after waking up and looking across an empty stretch of sand and sea, we went up the cliff side stairs to the car and then … Continue reading

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Estate Boys in the Wild – a phone call from the edge of the island – From Home to End – 09

11.7.14 Probably around 7:30pm While we watched the boat watching the sun, a phone call took place in the back of the car, between Ben and one of his friends. A few days have past since then and this transcription … Continue reading

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Smoo Cave – Durness, Scotland – From Home to End – 08

11.7.14 Ceannabeinne Beach Yuri points out, ‘You know another good thing about this place? No advertising.’ He’s right. No roadside billboards, no flyers plastered to lampposts and buildings, no shopping centres flashing neon propaganda. No shopping centres at all. Not … Continue reading

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