Episode 32: Stone Skimming Trip Report

Part of the fun of these sports and events is getting there. The adventure that surrounds traveling to somewhere new. Along the way to the 2018 World Stone Skimming Championships on Easdale Island, Scotland I got to experience a bit of the Isle of Man, spent some time in Edinburgh and had a blast at the Championship.


At the Champs I got to talk to Colin a local resident, caught up with Paul Bunney - a friend I made last year, and chatted briefly with Keisuke Hashimoto!

Corrin's Tower, Isle of Man

Corrin's Tower, Isle of Man

Isle of Man coastline

Isle of Man coastline

Town of Peel, Isle of Man

Town of Peel, Isle of Man

A view of the Isle of Man TT track.

A view of the Isle of Man TT track.

A view of the Isle of Man TT track.

A view of the Isle of Man TT track.

A cow in a cool old village, Isle of Man. Earlier I saw a cow that looked like David Letterman. This wasn’t him.

A cow in a cool old village, Isle of Man. Earlier I saw a cow that looked like David Letterman. This wasn’t him.

At my favorite pub, Drover’s Inn. Note sword and shield.

At my favorite pub, Drover’s Inn. Note sword and shield.

“Diagon Aleey”, Edinburgh

“Diagon Aleey”, Edinburgh

I love Edinburgh.

I love Edinburgh.

Easdale Island Slate. How many perfect stones do you see?

Easdale Island Slate. How many perfect stones do you see?

A view of the quarry on Easdale Island.

A view of the quarry on Easdale Island.

This was a picture on a wall at an AirBnB I stayed at. I have no more information.

This was a picture on a wall at an AirBnB I stayed at. I have no more information.

Ted Ladue