Per Svenson wrote to tell us about his WWOOFing
Seven weeks in Scotland. Started WWOOFing in Highland Perthshire, awesome nature! I lived in a little cozy off-grid timber cabin with a small fire stove, right next to a paddock. They had a massive reforestation project, 42.700 trees, EU-funded, on the hillside of Ben Lawers.
The neighbours played live Scottish music at the local pub, where I met a retired lady who shared her WWOOFing experiences from New Zealand. The week after I met a Kiwi boy!
Went on WWOOFing in Scammadale Glen, about 15 miles from the coast town Oban. Deep in nature, not the slightest sound of a road – if I saw a car, it was the neighbour. Lots of heavy work to do, lots of burning, nice I had fish and chips for the first time and learnt a lot about Scotland.
One day I saw some cool islands out from the coast of Oban, another day I checked out Castle Stalker – the castle from the ending scene of Monthy Python’s The Holy Grail, and two Sundays I went to church in Oban – awesome people!
Finished off by visiting the cousin in Edinburgh, the street artists there are just fantastic! One guy juggled flaming torches on an eight feet unicycle, another guy swallowed a sword and had a 115kg Dane on a nailboard on his bare chest while swallowing a flaming torch!! Bagpipes, haggis, kilts, you name it .
Generally it was a great experience on the other side of the North Sea, especially with all the great people I met! Sometimes it was just fantastic, sometimes totally ok, sometimes I missed Swedish ‘kaviar’, but always a genuine Scottish experience!