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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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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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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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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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An art gallery in an abandoned school -From Home To End 03 – Lesmahagow

On the way back to the car we stopped by the abandoned school mentioned in my last post. It had lockers covered with tacked up pictures and stickers of Boyzone , stamp sized stickers of the Spice Girls, of 911. … 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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