Category Archives: International

Prague Towers – Old Town Hall Tower

The Žižkov Tower is the only tower in Prague that is a member of the World Federation of Great Towers, but there are plenty more towers to explore in Prague if you are that way inclined. One of Prague’s top … Continue reading

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Prague Towers – The Žižkov Tower

Although walking the coast of Britain is our main aim, we also have a little side mission.  This is to visit as many of the towers that make up the World Federation of Great Towers as possible.  It’s not so … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Leaving Islay

As we flew back to Glasgow our aircraft punched through a blanket of low-lying cloud-cover.  We left an underbelly of grey dreariness and rose into a stunningly bright sky of crisp, clear colour.  The cloud was low this morning, and … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Scotland – Bowmore Coastline

During our final day on Islay we went for a short walk along the coast.  We headed out from Bowmore (pronounced Bowmore, with the emphasis on the more) towards Gartbreck, in a southwesterly direction.  The tide was in, giving us … Continue reading

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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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The Coastal Path in Stavanger – Norwegian Petroleum Museum

The Norwegian Petroleum Museum.  It doesn’t really capture the imagination, does it?  Does it?  A petroleum museum?  Well I suppose it looked quite interesting from the outside but it didn’t really sound that appealing for me, especially with two 12-year … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Preikestolen (Under)

On the Monday we climbed Preikestolen and then carried on up:  we went “Over”.  On the Tuesday we decided to take a cruise up the Lysefjorden, beneath Preikestolen and so go “Under”.  I was happy to go, but in some … Continue reading

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The Coastal Path in Norway – Preikestolen (Over)

Preikestolen, or Pulpit Rock, is a table-top-flat rock buttress with a sheer and vertical drop of 604m (1,982 feet) down to the Lysefjord below.  The walk up there is popular, to say the least, but you must be fit and mobile – … Continue reading

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