Dispatch from the Highlands: Part Two

Despite this being Scotland, the weather had been sunny and warm on day one of the hike, and it had stayed warm and dry overnight. As a consequence, I was the happiest I have ever been in a tent. I had woken up dry, I had actually slept, my back didn’t hurt, and the first day of the hike had been a complete success. It is only natural then that things would become more and more difficult from here on.

Dispatch from the Highlands: Part One

I didn’t quite know why I wanted to spend any of my time hiking, I just know that when A Walk in the Woods ended, I knew that I was going walking. The West Highland Way can be walked in seven days, and an old flatmate Dean and I decided that this was something we could easily accomplish. We were fools.

The repeal of a flawed law

It was just after six in the evening on Saturday 26 May when it was formally announced that the Republic of Ireland had voted to repeal the Eighth Amendment, an amendment that stated abortion was illegal in almost all cases.