Saturday 6 November 2021

Tunbridge Wells diaspora One of the attractions of the Cape Wrath Trail (CWT) is that there is no trail, not on the ground, not on maps, nothing official or unofficial. No bureaucracy. Published accounts start variously in Ardnamurchan, close to the western edge of mainland Britain, many from Fort William then almost immediately diverge north …

29 October 2021

20.00 I went shopping yesterday. Very ordinary you may think, but a two hour breathless, staggering, marathon for me with frequent rests leaning against fences, sitting on walls, exhausting. It’s taken two days to recover, sleeping most of the day. That underlines the ambition of this project, to walk 200 miles in April or May …

26 October 2021

I’ve plotted waypoints to Kinlochhourn, Next, I will check distances against Harvey using their map and Romer when it arrives, then add facilities and pictures, currently estimated at 80 miles for this stage, over a third of the total, so a good start. I’m not sure how much time to allow. I want hot showers …

25 October 2021

Intensive care to Cape Wrath 25 October 2021 Cape Wrath has been on my mind for decades, as desirable as French psychoanalyst Lacan’s petite objet ‘a’, the vague, false, longing for a preverbal object that never existed but survives because we differentiate thought from language. Language is a symbol, not the thing in itself. We …