Monthly Archives: March 2015

The Coastal Path in Scotland – Jura

Jura is the eighth largest Scottish island by size, yet the thirty-first largest by population.  It is 36,692 hectares, and yet in 2001 was populated by only 196 people.  This means that there are 20 million square feet per person … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Harvest Moon

If you are going to be away from light pollution for the Harvest Moon then Islay is better than London.  I’m not sure which I like more – the bright fullness of the moon or the impenetrable thick blackness of … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Machir Bay

In September 2014 I visited Islay with my friend Campbell.  Islay is a beautiful island in the Inner Hebrides, some 75 miles east of Glasgow and something of a Mecca when it comes to whisky.  We always try to take … Continue reading

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75 – Poole Harbour to Studland

The weather was not on our side today.  Rain was forecast for lunchtime and into the afternoon.  Still, surely that left enough time for a morning walk?  And we were at the start of the South West Coast Path – … Continue reading

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74c – Poole Harbour

Poole Harbour is massive.  It is the largest natural harbour in Europe and the second largest in the world, and yes!  I stand braced for the storm of objection this second observation might possibly brew up.  There seems to be … Continue reading

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74b – Bournemouth to Poole Harbour

We had been “stuck” in Bournemouth for ages.  It was as if we had been chained and anchored to the beach, like boats in a bay, but at last we were back; we were ready to slip our chains and … Continue reading

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74a – The Coastal Path gets Back to Business

Over the summer of 2014 we had an enforced absence from Coastal Walking.  Quite what my wife did to her back this time I do not know, but after two months and two weeks we were ready to get going … Continue reading

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