Scotland

Anniversary

Anniversary

  #meetthenorth in Scotland! It was two years ago this week that I packed my bags to begin this project, and my first stop was this comparatively tropical landscape on North Uist in the Outer Hebrides.   Scotland now markets itself as the “Near Arctic Nation,” as the Arctic Ocean opens up and many countries…

Giving thanks

Giving thanks

It’s been six months since I boarded the first of many airplanes to explore the first of many communities for #meetthenorth. I’d recently been sponsored by Lindblad-Expeditions-National Geographic and joined their community of curious, engaged travelers. I was given a mission: travel the north, listen to its stories, and share. The work has just begun,…

Looking down to the house where I’m staying on North Uist, Outer Hebrides, right before the next squall comes in. People I’ve met are so rooted to the land, and you can see why. It’s breathtaking.

Angus is a farmer, but here’s the catch: he grazes his cows on an island that can only be reached at low tide. Ailsa and I met him on his drive back across a mile of sand flats. He’d been checking on the cows and found a calf had been born during the night. He’s…