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Dougie Cun­ning­ham Pho­tog­ra­pher

Some­times the best places to ex­plore – and snap – are right on your doorstep. It is some­thing Scot­tish pho­tog­ra­pher Dougie Cun­ning­ham knows all too well from roam­ing his home­land of Scot­land. On page 86, he re­vis­its one of his favourite lo­ca­tions to share tips on how to bring your shots to life and cap­ture the majesty of a moun­tain stream…

Moun­tain, desert, ocean or jun­gle… which are you? Moun­tain. First great travel ex­pe­ri­ence? Trav­el­ling with a kayak around Scot­land, then later the Alps and fur­ther afield. It gave me a unique per­spec­tive of a coun­try. Favourite jour­ney? A solo trekking trip to Patag­o­nia. It was a place I’d lusted af­ter for years and it lived up to ev­ery ex­pec­ta­tion and more. Top five places world­wide? Tor­res del Paine Na­tional Park, Chile; Vic­to­ria Falls, Zam­bia/zim­babwe; the Dolomites, Italy; the Alps range; and of course, Assynt in Scot­land. Pass­port stamp you’re proud­est of? En­ter­ing Chile at Puerto Williams, south of the Bea­gle Chan­nel. Pass­port stamp you’d most like to have? Namibia. Guilty travel plea­sure? A glass of good Scot­tish whisky some­where far from home.

Basil Ge­orge St He­lena guide

Basil has lived in St He­lena for most of his life, work­ing as an au­dit clerk, teacher and po­lice­man among other things. Now in his ninth decade, this pub­lished poet of­fers in­for­ma­tive tours, and in­tro­duced Wan­der­lust co-founder Lyn Hughes to the won­ders of this quirky Bri­tish out­post – see p48

Moun­tain, desert, ocean or jun­gle… which are you? Ocean, mainly be­cause I grew up on St He­lena. First great travel ex­pe­ri­ence? Vis­it­ing the Etosha Pan in Namibia – I loved the ex­tra­or­di­nary wildlife and con­trast­ing land­scapes. Favourite jour­ney? A ten-day boat trip with peo­ple from all walks of life, vis­it­ing Tris­tan da Cunha and ex­pe­ri­enc­ing the life­style and re­source­ful­ness of the peo­ple who live there. Top five places world­wide? Tris­tan da Cunha, UK; Namibia; South Africa; Canada; Scot­land. Pass­port stamp you’re proud­est of? The fi­nal voy­age of the RMS St He­lena to Tris­tan da Cunha. Pass­port stamp you’d most like to have? Mada­gas­car, as that’s where some of our an­ces­tors are from. Guilty travel plea­sure? When I de­liv­ered a large par­cel – a cake – on my lap on a mil­i­tary flight from Ascension Is­land to Brize Nor­ton in Eng­land. There was nowhere else to put it!

Will Mil­lard Ad­ven­turer

Ex­plorer Will Mil­lard has just spent a year in Pa­pua New Guinea for his new TV se­ries. He tells us about his time there, his fish­ing ad­ven­ture across Bri­tain and why his next trip is closer to home – see p18

Moun­tain, desert, ocean or jun­gle… which are you? Jun­gle. First great travel ex­pe­ri­ence? I did the stan­dard gap year in Aus­tralia and New Zealand, but the most im­por­tant part was vis­it­ing In­done­sia – it changed my life. My first-ever trip was to Dorset, aged four, where I fell in a stream and caught my first fish. Favourite jour­ney? My hon­ey­moon. Trav­el­ling through Zam­bia and Malawi with my wife was amaz­ing. See­ing an­i­mals we’ve only ever seen on doc­u­men­taries with our own two eyes was an amaz­ing thing. Top five places world­wide? In­done­sia; Wales; Sierra Leone; Mozam­bique; Isle of Skye, Scot­land. Pass­port stamp you’re proud­est of? One that says, ‘en­trance by train’. I vis­ited Malaysia a lot when I was study­ing in Sin­ga­pore, but one time I for­got to hop off the train to get my visa and they ended up writ­ing it on my pass­port in biro. Pass­port stamp you’d most like to have? The Congo. Guilty travel plea­sure? Baked beans – I’m prop­erly ad­dicted!

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