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On the John O’Groats Way

15 Oct, 2021

In September I walked the John o' Groats Way from Dornoch to Berriedale along the east coast of Sutherland. Framed by WW2 remnants and remainders of the Highland clearances, the route alternates between sandy beaches and hard-core scrambles on rough coastal cliffs. No other walkers en route apart from occasional dog walkers near the villages. Seals however are steady company as well as occasional dolphins. 65km, 4 days leisurely.

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The Red Watering Can

18 Sep, 2021

Whatever we do can have an effect on the other side of the world. On 12 September 2021 artist Jaak Coetzer and curator Claudia Zeiske each walked 21km along their respective shores on either side of the globe, amounting to a Slow Marathon with purpose. At the Cape of Good Hope and Edinburgh's Firth of Forth, they poured out water to be carried to each other's places by the ocean currents. They took their children Theriodopiolus and Rachel along, to talk about the state and future of our world and its coastlines in the wake of the COP 26 Climate Change Conference.