The fact that jellyfish have survived for 650 million years despite not having brains is great news for stupid people. Fascinating, ghostlike creatures hanging suspended in the water. Propelling forwards by expanding and contracting of the umbrella-like hood of their boneless bodies. Mesmerising in colour and translucent ness. Actually, the entire body is water, 97…

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Charlotte in the waves

Right in the middle of some of Europe’s most treacherous waters of the Pentland Firth lay the islands of Stroma and its smaller sister Swona. They are our stepping stones between the mainland Scotland and the islands of Orkney. We have already made the passage from mainland to Stroma. In order to get from Stroma…

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‘Did you come far today?’ ‘You’re my hero!’, ‘Are you sane?’ ‘In my next life, I want to join you!’ ‘That’s not a holiday!’ These are some quotes from the conversations we have with people along the way. People, who are fascinated when we come from this vast expanse of ocean and step out of…

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