A wee walk

A blog about a hike across Scotland (and possibly other things)


This blog,  a wee walk, is an experiment.

It is an experiment to see whether I can get it set up, whether I can remember how to operate it, whether the technology required is worth the weight of carrying it, and whether I have the energy and willpower to write anything.  It’s a practical problem, a mental status exam, and a moral challenge.

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Like life.

In the meantime, it may give friends and family a picture of what I’m doing as I backpack across the Highlands of Scotland.


  1. I’m already addicted and am waiting to hear about day 1 and 2. xo

  2. My Day One: We paddled 12 miles in glorious weather, then retired to Fox Island for the night. Dinner was fresh crab cakes and a rare fresh-fig Smith Island cake. I thought of your baggies of freeze-dried and had a second helping. Tante grazie for letting me use your kayak — and for persuading Don Baugh it was safe to let me come.

  3. Larry Abramson

    May 13, 2014 at 1:18 am

    Eileen: I am envious you are out with the gang tonite. A little less envious now that the rain has started here. But I’m sure you are well fed and well nourished on paddling war stories–don’t believe anything the Baughman tells you. He has a secret propeller under that beaten up boat of us, and it’s the only reason he arrives first every time.

  4. Mr. David. I can hear your voice in your writing. So I’m right beside you, although I suspect a little drier and warmer. Michael and I last week returned from a far less demanding 4 weeks and Belgium and the Netherlands. We prefer the former nation–more laid back, better food, less insistence on being so damn efficient, and fewer bikers who rule the walkways. But both nations are lovely, and both Flanders and the Netherlands are sadder because their fine medieval churches were scoured of original Catholic iconography. Yours ,Scott

  5. Liz Robertson

    May 25, 2014 at 6:43 am

    Hi David. I found your blog! I enjoyed your view of the challenge and am delighted you got across. Bit mean to photo me making a totally unnecessary river crossing, however I’ll live it down eventually (maybe). Liz

    • davidbrown

      May 25, 2014 at 11:29 pm

      Dear Liz
      First and foremost, it was a great pleasure meeting you and spending time with you. It’s one of the many things that make the Challenge so special.
      Second, nobody but a few in the know know that it was an unnecessary river crossing. And maybe you were just practicing. And it was such a good view, I couldn’t pass it up.

  6. Nice one Sir…

    Greatly enjoyed your blog, your take on the Challenge, and …
    MOST OF ALL … Your Company during the event.
    Been a pleasure meeting you…

    2015 entries come out in September…

    Just sayin…

    You Soooo. know you are going to be tempted just a smidgin :-))

  7. Hi Brown Boy:
    Great to see you. I am looking forward to your posts!!

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