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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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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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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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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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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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