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“The Unstuckifed Retreat – Is it airy fairy and for a bunch of hippies?'”
She sits her coffee cup back in its saucer and looks serious.⁣“Don’t be offended Sho…” she starts.⁣⁣She’s a friend and
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9th Jan 2020, Inverness (46 days since PCT). ⁣⁣I’m like a small nervous bird – feeling twitchy and flighty. It’s
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Unstuckified Retreat⁣.
6 January, 1999. Inverness. When I sit at my computer and think about how to ‘market’ my work, my energy
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‘Befriending my⁣ Mind’⁣
1 Jan 2020.⁣After an unexpectedly ‘eventful’ new years eve, I awoke on the 1st of January not feeling as peace
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No pressure – it’s only new year’s eve!
Inverness, 31 Dec, 1999 No pressure – it’s only new year’s eve!As a child I loved New Years day. But
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‘Re-habiting my home life.
Life After Trail – day 36. Inverness, 30 Dec, 1999⁣. Last night I set my alarm for 7.30am with every
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Life After Trail : Day 19 – Dec 13, 2019⁣
‘Channeling My Sherona’s courage’. I’ve always avoided writing anything political on my social media as I worry what readers –
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Life After Trail : Day 30 – Dec 24, 2019⁣
‘It doesn’t have to be tied up with a bow’.⁣ A month has passed since reaching the official start/ finish
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Life After Trail : Day 18 – Dec 12, 2019⁣
‘Shona is My Sherona’. ⁣ ⁣I’m sitting up, propped against my pillows in what used to be my favourite place
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Life After Trail : Day 14 – Dec 8, 2019⁣
‘A new confidence’.⁣ It’s 11am and I’m in Phil’s home in Kennington London. I’m sitting on the mattress I slept
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Life After Trail : Day 9 – Dec 5, 2019⁣
‘Lost & found’. ⁣ I’d worn the amber ‘dream catcher’ pendant for the duration of the Pacific crest trail. It
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Day 6
Life After Trail :: Day 6 – December 1, 2019
‘Going beyond yourself’ I’ve emerged from a beautiful thanksgiving cocoon into a solitary tiny house of confusion. ⁣ Four days
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The Pacific Crest Trail
Canada 4th July – Mexico 24th November 2650 miles, 4 months and 21 days of getting in the way of
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Dinsmore's Hiker Haven
PCT Diary :: Day 12 – July 15, 2019
PCT mile 188/2650 Having just finished my second section of the Pacific Crest Trail (98 miles through the North Casades,
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PCT Diary :: Day 10 – July 13, 2019
PCT mile 159/2650 My super power on trail thus far is my ability to sleep. Last night, camped cosily in
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Day 9
PCT Diary :: Day 9 – July 12, 2019
PCT mile 142/2650 I crawled into camp at 6:30pm. I ask Shaker: “What’s wrong with me? Why am I going
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Day 8 – July 11, 2019
PCT Diary :: Day 8 – July 11, 2019
PCT mile 121/2650 Today’s been hard. Much of it was spent in forest, wading through wet bushes on either side
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Freshly baked choc chip cookies and real coffee are consumed.
PCT Diary :: Day 7 – July 10, 2019
PCT mile 100 /2650 ‘Life ain’t all warm cookies on the trail’ (MacPherson, 2019)  I catch the slightly surreal vintage
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the river I waited at to get the bus
PCT Diary :: Day 6 – July 9, 2019
PCT Mile 80 /2650  I’m grateful that alarm setting and bus catching are something I’ve left behind on trail, for
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Day 3
PCT Diary :: Day 3 – July 6, 2019
‘Alone?’ I naïvely thought walking the PCT would be a solitary experience.  This year there are very high snows in
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Day 2 - Today was the day to tag ‘The Monument’ on the US-Canadian Border and then start the long journey south.
PCT Diary :: Day 2 – July 5, 2019
“Home” Today was the day to tag ‘The Monument’ on the US-Canadian Border and then start the long journey south. 
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PCT Day 1
PCT Diary :: Day 1 – July 4, 2019
I’ve dreamt of walking the Pacific Crest Trail for the last 2 years and here I am at the Trail
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Pre Pacific Crest Trail Departure Q&A with my little niece.
The day has come! Today I leave Scotland and in a few days’ time I’ll fly to Seattle tobegin my
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The Causeway at Carnmore
Walking the Fisherfield 6 and getting in the way of beauty.
The Fisherfields are also known as Scotland’s Great Wilderness, and they are in situated south of Ullapool, north of Torridon.
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Pacific Crest Trail prep – the nerves and butterflies
And then I breath. And I remember that I’m the luckiest woman in the world and it’s all going to
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It Takes a Village. Pacific Crest Trail Preparation Blog No. 2
On the 1st July this year, I’m leaving the UK to head off for a massive adventure. It’s just over
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Walking home
“We are all just walking each other home”*
*This title comes from a book of the same name by Ram Das. My imagination and concept of love has
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Shona’s Cape Wrath Trail Plan
The 11th April 2018 marks ‘Day 1’ of my biggest adventure to date:  solo hiking the Cape Wrath Trail. ‘Cape the
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Life After Trail : Day 27 – Dec 21, 2019⁣
‘Threshold on winter solstice’. ⁣ At times I’ve trusted my life in the hands of others because they are qualified
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