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Trundlin slowly home……

December 8, 2011
Shoreham-by-Sea Railway Train Station sunrise

When the weather decides to give a display of its force, travelling by any means can be difficult. A 149mph gust of wind on the peak of Cairn Gorm in Scotland today has been reported and there are widespread issues in the UK, from floods and travel difficulties in Scotland, to cancelled ferries from Portsmouth to the Isle of Wight.

In between, a fallen tree has blocked the London – Brighton rail line so my commute home is likely to be a slow one. (I have a rucksack with a fully charged iPhone, a book and will pick up a coffee / beer at Gatwick rail station to ease my journey home).

Be safe out there, however you travel.

Shetland Bods

September 4, 2008

If you like isolation, and want to escape the hordes, then a trip to Shetland will blow the cobwebs away!

A camping bod (http://www.camping-bods.com) is far from the madding crowd by any stretch of the imagination.

Getting there might take a while if you don’t live in Scotland or Norway (there are regular flights from Bergen and various Scottish cities) but like the San Juan huts I blogged about recently a stay in a bod here will certainly enable you to “switch off” from the 21st century.

If you;re a writer, artist, thinker, photographer, romantic or hermit then a bod might be for you!