Mount Washington Wanders

Sometimes you settle in for the night and a thought creeps into your mind, a hill-walking thought, a “mountain itch” if you’d like. And once it’s in there you can’t get it out, no matter what plans you had for the […]

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The Ghosts of Glen Affric

Sometimes when am out walking or climbing in the hills alone, I am reminded of a strange and unsettling encounter I had many years ago while camping on the rugged and beautiful west coast of Scotland in Glen Affric. It […]

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The Twins

The sun had just broken the edge of darkness when my alarm sounded off, like a cockerel proudly proclaiming the arrival of dawn from the roof of his coop kingdom. I stumbled downstairs and fumbled about with the coffee maker […]

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A West Coast Triumph in Scotland

A West Coast Triumph in Scotland – One man’s journey round Scotland on his Triumph motorbike. By: James Johnston I guess you could say my fascination with motorbikes or old motorbikes, to be more precise, started when I was a […]

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Beyond the West Highland Way

The West Highland Way is probably Scotland’s most loved long distance trail. This Ninety-six mile trail from Milngavie, just on the outskirts of Glasgow, runs through the industrial heartland of the country to Fort William, deep in the Western Highlands. […]

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Sanibel Island Drifting…

While on the road with my band I am blessed at times to witness amazing moments and venture to parts of the world that most folk can only dream of going. One of those places is Sanibel Island , a […]

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A Sanibel Sunrise Banquet

Pitch black ruled the morning air. No stars dared peak through the inky gloom of the still Floridian sky. I lay on the ground and listened to the surf rhythmically pound the beach, again and again and again, each time […]

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A Muckle Time On Mt. Moosilauke.

Saturday started at 6am and was bitterly cold outdoors making it all the harder to leave the sanctuary of a warm bed but a long drive north was on the cards as I was meeting my hill walking chum Lesley […]

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A Colorado Lass Comes Home

I met Ny a few years back when she expressed an interest on coming on my West highland way wander ,  so began a friendship and one very out going girls adventure home to the motherland. Spending time on the […]

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Breaking Ice

A  pre thanks giving adventure had me wandering around winter bound New Hampshire with my young but trusted friend Stone. We started our day with a hike around the snow covered hills practicing our orientation skills and cold weather fire […]

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