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The Struggle and The Stars – A stargazing adventure in the Lake District – 3 – The District

12.4.18 12:10 On the clear morning of the 11th, drunk on whisky and high, we started a walk up the Struggle. It was 2:30 am. This road, also known as the Kirkstone Pass, is the highest mountain pass in the … Continue reading

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Risks in high places – 2 – The District

10.4.18 Ambleside It seems to be a universal. The locals here have about as much interest in the fells and lakes as you do in your local heritage museum. The best tips come from people that have moved to the … 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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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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A walk in a falling castle – From Home To End 02 – Birkwood Hospital, Scotland

In this instalment of the Highlands adventure we explore the now-collapsed Birkwood Castle, still one of our most exciting finds. 7: 16PM 3.7.14 In the past two days we’ve barely slept. Ben opened the window and yelled as we crossed … Continue reading

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From Home to End – A Journey Around the Scottish Highlands – 01

This roadtrip was nearly four years ago now. We were all in our early twenties and it shows, in the style of writing and the style of travel. When I go through photographs of all these journeys, this is the … 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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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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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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05 – Lake District and The Highlands ’13

The river… The woods. Following streams and walls. Discovering a waterfall. Exploring Coniston.  Scotland 11:35 pm Witch’s Craig campsite. Stirling. We left the lane and headed to Coniston to explore. Through lanes with granite-stacked walls at the sides, no particular … Continue reading

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