Monthly Archives: August 2012
The east coast of Scotland lacks the grandeur of the west. No towering Munros or Atlantic storms grace this quiet part of the country. Its apparent quite nature hides the fact that the rock platforms and long sections of low cliffs have caused a significant number of shipwrecks over the year. It was to help with the rescues of these fated mariners that a chain was first strung along the bottom of the cliffs and, maintained to this day by the council, the steel links tracing ups, downs, arches and climbs make a perfect mini-adventure.
“I believe we are all born explorers, an explorer is not something you become. At three, four, five years old we are all explorers. But somehow—due to parents’ expectations, school, et cetera—we stop being explorers.”
Erling Kagge, polar adventurer