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Walking with Anthony Schrag

I spent a lovely few hours last Friday walking with Anthony Schrag ,who is journeying on foot in a Contemporary Pilgrimage from Huntly in Aberdeenshire to the Venice Biennale. It was starting to rain when we met at Bonchester Bridge, but not even heavy showers affected our enjoyment of the walk and chat. We talked […]



Woodland Crossing – A Saltire in the Woods

Woodland Crossing is the new piece I’m working on following the walking event in Dunbar Community Woodland.     Read more about the project at North Light Arts        



Invisible steps

I’ve been walking in the woodland, measuring the distance of the paths by the number of my steps and timing my journey along them. However, when I walk slowly and mindfully, my pedometer does not register my steps. It’s as if I haven’t moved. So, perhaps I really am walking in stillness…….



Community Woodland Project

It was in the middle of winter that I first visited Lochend Woods in Dunbar, a grey and bitingly cold Sunday morning. I was not feeling inspired and was about to give up and go home when it started to snow and then hail very hard. Taking shelter in the trees, I was struck by […]



Slow Pace Living

My film Slowly Ascending was the starting point for a discussion on Slow Pace Life at the John Gray Centre. It was great to see the film on a big screen after months of looking at it on my laptop. It really benefits from being in a darkened space. The audience had more of an […]



Editing

Security issues with the website have kept me from posting for a while but now that they are sorted I can write here again. So much has happened since my last entry. Two wonderful slow walking events, Walking to Nowhere in August and the Slow Ascent of North Berwick Law on the Autumnal Equinox. Neil […]



The Bridge to Nowhere

The Bridge to Nowhere spans the Biel Water as it reaches the sea at Belhaven Bay, near Dunbar. At low tide it is possible to walk over it onto the sands beyond.   At high tide however, the bridge is completely cut off and stands eeerily on its own in the middle of the sea, […]



Pilgrimage

I read a really interesting and pertinent article in “The Guardian”



Walking and Sticking

Gordon who is a fisherman and chair of the local history group in Dunbar, told me a story. When he was young, he lived in a house that looked across the harbour. The fishermen used to go up onto the rocks and tar their lobster pots (made of natural materials then and liable to rot) […]



Slowalk at AV Festival

I don’t know why it has taken me so long to write about my experience of Hamish Fulton’s  Slowalk here. I’ve written in my journal and talked for hours about it, but I sometimes feel shy about revealing my writing to a wider world. It really wasn’t at all as I expected. When we arrived […]