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Posts from ‘June, 2012’

FOUR SEASONS: WAKEBOARDING WITH THE CABLE GUYS

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 30 June 2012 TIM Woodhead has just thrown a tantrum. Not in the shouting, screaming, banging your fists on the floor sense of the word – he’s far too laid back for that. No, in wakeboarding parlance a tantrum is a backflip, and Woodhead has performed a textbook example, using a […]

FOUR SEASONS: SEARCHING FOR THE FINMEN

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 23 June 2012 NOT easy, I know, but try to imagine you’re a fisherman on a small boat operating out of Aberdeen harbour in the late 1720s. Feel free to smoke a pipe or whistle a sea shanty if it helps get you in the mood. You’re a God-fearing man, and […]

FOUR SEASONS: MUDDLING THROUGH

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 16 June 2012 ON MONDAY evening, some of the most revered adventurers of our adventuresome age will assemble at the Omni Centre in Edinburgh to talk about their exploits. Round-the-world cyclist Mark Beaumont will be joined by Arctic explorer Charlie Paton, boundary-busting sea kayaker Patrick Winterton and the ever-inventive David Cornthwaite, […]

BOOK REVIEW: THE OLD WAYS

Published: The Scotsman (Books) 9 June 2012 The Old Ways: A Journey on Foot By Robert Macfarlane Hamish Hamilton, 433pp, GBP20, WE EASILY forget that we are track-makers,” writes Robert Macfarlane in his introduction to The Old Ways, “because most of our journeys occur on asphalt and concrete.” He’s right, of course: it’s hard to […]

FOUR SEASONS: THE WAY OF THE FROLIC

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 9 June 2012 FILLING up the car at Lochgilphead petrol station the other day, noodle-armed but happy after a few days of surfing my brains out in the Hebrides, I overheard a conversation between two twentysomething guys on the other side of the forecourt. “You look like you’ve been busy,” said […]

TRAVEL STORY: NETHY BRIDGE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 June 2012 IN MANY ways, Aviemore makes an excellent gateway to the Cairngorms National Park. It’s easily accessible by car and by train, some of the highest peaks in the country are right on the doorstep and the town’s main drag has more outdoor gear shops than pubs. Every year, […]

FOUR SEASONS: BECALMED ON TIREE

Published: The Scotsman (TSMag) 2 June 2012 ONE of the problems with an all-consuming passion like surfing is its all-consumingness. It doesn’t matter how strong-willed you think you are – once you’ve caught the bug, surf-related thoughts become a constant background hum, always lurking somewhere near the edge of your consciousness, tying up legions of […]