“I am thinking it’s a sign that the freckles in our eyes are mirror images and when we kiss they’re perfect aligned.”
- Old-school emo vibes from these Postal Service (‘Such Great Heights’) lyrics that popped into my mind earlier.
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Before I get started on my post, are you a keen mountain biker? Because there are some great trails in the forest here 👍
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This is the second photo in what will be a series of three from my visit to Torwood last weekend. What I think stunned me most about the area was the amount of history and genuine sites to see (I’ve not even spoken about ‘The Blue Pool’ yet), contrasted but the little amount of attention the area gets, but from those few who are in the know. Instagram is fantastic for bringing Scotland’s remote parts to our attention, but actually there’s so much in Central Scotland to see too - it’s just not as trendy. Maybe you saw that I visited the historic cairn at Cairnpapple Hill a few weeks ago? Maybe you’ve seen that I’ve been at old gunpowder mills and several castles around Midlothian? Hidden beaches near the Forth Road Bridge, waterfalls just outside Edinburgh, standing stones and weird rock formations in Fife, Roman forts, etc, etc. It’s just a surprise to me to find these places, which are near the two biggest cities, deserted .. and yet when you go to Skye, which is a big undertaking in comparison, you’re one of a few hundred at Quiraing, the Fairy Pools or The Old Man of Storr. My point isn’t meant to be negative though - that’s fine, Skye is stunning, I do get it, BUT for those who want to do a little exploring near the Central Belt there’s so much within minutes of Edinburgh and Glasgow.. you’ve just to do your research and you’ll be rewarded.
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Despite it being a place of real interest and some action, it wasn’t hard to find a little solitude to play with a smoke grenade that I’ve been carrying around in my backpack, waiting for the right moment... I know this isn’t exactly my usual sort of photo but I suppose part of my point is that here, alone, in a very historic part of Scotland, I was able to play and be creative.