Examining in… Television presenter Selina Scott reveals the joys of walking in the Yorkshire Dales and the terror she felt on a Chinook helicopter when engine troubles struck
Examining in… Selina Scott
Tv presenter Selina Scott checks into our journey Q&A.
She talks walks, pubs, resorts, Fiji, one extremely frightening helicopter flight more than the North Sea, mare’s milk and how a cosy cashmere wrap is the 1 journey merchandise she can’t do devoid of.
EARLIEST Getaway MEMORY?
Remaining photographed by a paparazzo on the seashore at Scarborough as I was studying to stroll. In those days, newspaper photographers roamed the seafront hunting for strange holiday break snaps.
Favorite Desired destination?
Laucala Island in Fiji. Diving the coral reef, marvelling at fruit bats in the tropical night sky, gathering shells on deserted beach locations — it was the place of my dreams.
MOST Unusual Holiday Food items?
Mare’s milk straight from the nomads’ horses in the Gobi Desert. It was fizzy and tart. I avoided the barbecued marmot — a rat-like creature — cooked right away in a fire pit. It is meant to be good for the kidneys but can give you bubonic plague.
WHAT Just cannot YOU BE Without the need of?
My cosy cashmere wrap, for when the air-con kicks in on planes and in resorts.
At any time Experienced A Frightening FLIGHT?
Of course, in a Chinook helicopter. Flying from Shetland with North Sea oil staff, we strike motor issues approaching Aberdeen. I keep in mind the silence of everyone on board, the clattering of the twin blades overhead and aid when we lastly landed securely.
Favourite Holiday Activity?
Swim (I’d spend all day in the water if I could), walk, cycle and read through.
Bal Samand Heritage Hotel in Jodhpur, Rajasthan. It has a 400-year-outdated carved stone fountain in the condition of a peacock, a Shiva temple and wildlife in abundance. The chevron-tiled swimming pool created in the grounds is like one thing from a Roman temple.
Dream Journey COMPANION?
Charles Dickens, specifically at this time of calendar year. He bounced about Britain on stagecoaches, consistently producing the journey from London to Malton in North Yorkshire. The put stimulated his imagination, particularly when he came to create A Xmas Carol.
I a short while ago walked through the upper reaches of Wharfedale for the BBC Four sequence Winter season Walks. The air was nevertheless, the sights staggering, the River Wharfe wild and urgent. A drone with a digital camera hovered overhead as I walked.
Selina not too long ago walked as a result of the upper reaches of Wharfedale, pictured, for the BBC 4 series Winter Walks – and suggests the views had been ‘staggering’
Major DALES PUB?
As the landlord of the Craven Arms in Appletreewick offered me, right after my walk, with a free of charge pint of residence brew, his pub is my present favourite.
Winter Walks is on BBC Four from January 4-8 at 7pm.