So things didn’t exactly go according to plan regarding the updating of my blog pages. A distinct lack of mobile phone signal and an even more distinct lack of time meant I was unable to post each day. I have decided therefore to write it up post-adventure. This may be a better way of doing it as I will be able to tell the story as a whole having had some time to reflect upon it. So to begin, chronologically:
Continue reading “National Geographic Talisker Storm Adventure Catch up”
The first Scots I met on my journey to the Isle of Skye were Robert the Bruce and Robbie Burns, as they slid into view from the cash machine. I knew I was in Scotland then. Why do they have much cooler and more colourful bank notes than us? We had a great night in Glasgow. We loved the citizen M hotel, with its funky California/Tokyo vibe. Continue reading “On my way, National Geographic Talisker Storm Adventure”
Final training run on the moor today. People talk about the wonderful peace and quiet on the moors and in the countryside. I hear only noise, the sounds of unadulterated nature. The wind, a curlew, a grouse, sheep, water cascading, flowing, raining, the heather alive and full of sound . Continue reading “Sounds”
Am I correct in thinking that not every update or post has to have a picture? What with instagram and facebook and a seeming obsession to permanently visually record every aspect of our lives it is difficult to imagine anyone actually just reading something. This is something I will aim to do and hopefully will become better at it the more I write.
Continue reading “Words”
Talisker Storm Adventure 2014
I was fortunate enough to be selected to take part in the National Geographic Talisker Storm Adventure 2014. This journey will take place around the stunning Isle of Skye, it is being led by the adventurer and explorer Alastair Humphreys. You can follow my journey here.