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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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Jaywick – The long walk back – 4

  In the final part of the Jaywick series we check out the much larger and more famous neighbouring seaside town of Clacton-on-Sea, one of the last traditional seaside destinations in the country. Clacton. Class and restaurants. Out of place … Continue reading

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Jaywick – Leaving this old town – 2

  In this instalment, we head into the surrounding marshland and salt flats to the west of Jaywick. Eating somewhere old. Exploring somewhere new. A journey begins. The Heart of Marshness. 8.6.2013 17:47 The Seafisher’s Hand is an old seaside … Continue reading

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Jaywick – a Fallen Seaside Town – 1

In this short series, I explore and investigate the unique English seaside town of Jaywick, famous for its poverty and negative appearances on Benefits by the Sea. It was named the most deprived area in England in 2015.  A morose, … 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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Slowing down at Christmas; Christmas myths

It’s Christmas time, which has all but halted my progress on the blog. Currently, I’m working to maintain contagious levels of Christmas spirit in the form of candy cane movies and World War 2 gaming, besides that, I’m also trying … 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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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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