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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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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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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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Thoughts on the road – Time – From Home to End 06

I never know the time here. I guess it’s about 6 or 7 pm on the ninth of July and I’ve been up basically all night. I slept for a while with my coat over me to block out the … Continue reading

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The north coast in a cloud – Durness, Laid and Tongue – From Home to End 05

The top of a mountain. Somewhere on the northern coast of Scotland. 1:53 am 9.7.14 We watched from the rise as a thick cloud approached us. It crept up the hill and along the road. A great white wave. We … Continue reading

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Escape from Loch Maree – From Home to End 04

6.7.14 Wester Ross In the past few days we’ve been escorted off the grounds of a haunted castle by a friendly Scotsman and his dogs—security guards aren’t all assholes—we’ve tried to nap by a waterfall in the early hours, only … 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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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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