Posts Tagged ‘slow travel’

The naked lady on the beach

Travelling by kayak involves a lot of changing from one outfit to another. Usually, I have a dry set of clothes on land and a wetsuit when paddling on the water. This means that I have to be ready to change outfits anywhere. Since it is unlikely to find changing rooms or toilets in sight,…

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Rescued by Zorro’s mum

The roof of Ensay House in a nice evening Sky

‘When the infection is joint by high fever and shivers, this could indicate blood poisoning – a serious affliction in which medical attention is urgently needed.’ Alexander reads aloud from ‘The medical handbook for outdoor pursuits’, while the rain pours down on the tent. ‘What are we going to do?’ I ask weakly. The ring…

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No brains, only beauty

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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Dancing on the swallower

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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Otterly adorable!

Otters are the happiest creatures I know. We have already seen 4 otters during the trip so far. It is so much fun to see their cute faces and very distinctive way of diving down to find food. It is like they take a deep breath and then dive down with an arched back, their…

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When is the book coming out?

‘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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