I’ve never felt quite as disconnected to nature as I have since moving to Brooklyn. This sensation is partly because I moved back to The States at the tail end of the bleakest winter in recent memory. Say what you will about London, but the city has a handy knack at incorporating greenery into almost every landscape and borough.
So of course, the first thing I wanted – I needed – to do while embarking on the first leg of this summer’s wedding tour of the world, was take advantage of the limited Scottish sun. And climb something. Anything. As long as it was green and let me see the world for miles and miles.
I headed to Dumgoyne, a hill in the Campsies region of Scotland, with views overlooking Glasgow to the South, the Highlands to the North and the Glengoyne Whisky Distillery at it’s base. Dumgoyne is a small hill; you could easily sprint up and down it, but my hill walking muscles are so atrophied from living in flat New York that the ascent was a struggle. We celebrated reaching the peak by feasting on half melted chocolate covered biscuits and warm water from a canister we had half filled earlier. Luxury.
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