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Posts from ‘January, 2012’

FOUR SEASONS: THE GORM ON THE BOX

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 28 January 2012 GREAT to see Cairn Gorm featured on Ski Sunday the other week, plastered in fresh snow right down to valley level and looking almost good enough to eat. Presenter Graham Bell was on a trip down memory lane (well, up the A9 in a big black Land Rover, […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE COMEDY AND THE TRAGEDY OF CAPTAIN SCOTT

Published: The Scotsman (STMag) 21 January 2012 THE line between tragedy and comedy can sometimes be a fine one, and that’s certainly the case when it comes to discussing the fate of Sir Robert Falcon Scott, aka Scott of the Antarctic aka Old Mooney (nope, I’m not making that last bit up – it’s what […]

FOUR SEASONS: FAKE PLASTIC WAVES

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 14 January 2012 ON THE ALMOST perpetually sunny island of Tenerife, situated just inland from the clubbers’ paradise of Playa de Las Americas, is Siam Park – home to the world’s biggest artificial wave. Under normal circumstances the park attendants keep the waves in what they call “the Wave Palace” at […]

FOUR SEASONS: GET IT WHILE IT’S GOOD

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 7 January 2012 IN SPORT, as in all things I suppose, it’s tempting to hark back to perceived golden ages. Like most surfers, I’d love to be able to hop in a time machine and visit Malibu in the late Fifties and early Sixties, just before it was ruined by the […]