Adrift In Caledonia

The story of journalist Nick Thorpe's quest to circumnavigate Scotland by the sole means of boat-hitching.

Read by Greg Powrie, Producer Kirsteen Cameron.

and abridged by Nick Thorpe.

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The story of journalist Nick Thorpe's quest to circumnavigate Scotland by the sole means of boat-hitching.

Read by Greg Powrie, Producer Kirsteen Cameron.

and abridged by Nick Thorpe.

Thorpe's journey of 2500 miles begins with his first hitch - on a boat from outside his home on the Union Canal in Edinburgh.

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Thorpe's aquatic adventure continues as he hitches a lift on a most unusual vessel - a canvas rowing boat manned by evangelical monks.

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Thorpe's quest is jeopardised by a swarm of ferocious midges.

Producer Kirsteen Cameron.

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Nick reaches the northernmost point of his boat-hitching journey, and gains some philosophical insights from a man known as Captain Calamity.

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Nick Thorpe gazes across the Forth to Edinburgh, and the end of his 2500-mile, four-month long, circumnavigation of Scotland lies tantalisingly in sight.