Name | Angus and Vivian
Blog | Angus and Vivian Adventures
Where in the world are you answering these questions?
Describe your blog in one sentence.
We’re outdoor enthusiasts who believe what climbs up, must dives down.
What sparked your love of the outdoors?
It’s vastness, it’s beauty and how it brings an amazing community together.
What is your favourite thing to do outdoors?
We’re all for the climbing and freediving scene.
If you could see the sunset from one place in the world where would you go and why?
Iceland, because look at the beauty of this picture! This was taken summer ’15 in a campground in Akureyri in Northern Iceland, day 5 of our Icelandic road trip. The views were absolutely incredible.
What is your favourite meal to eat after a day spent outside?
Fresh scallops that we had just caught ourselves while we are freediving in the sea! We’re drooling just thinking about them…
Tell us about a recent outdoors adventure you enjoyed.
It was Christmas Day. As we all know, Christmas is a time for family, gifts and eating and drinking. However, in the Mcgregor (Angus’ mum’s side) household, there is one more tradition: jumping into the Scottish sea for a quick dip. This year, we spent our Christmas at St Andrews, so it was an opportune time to take a dip. Angus, his mum Lorna, his sister Rona and I (Vivian) walked out of our holiday rental towards the beach. Once we reached the beach, we had a few onlookers fully clothes in winter clothing, and watched in awe (or horror) as we stripped off into our bathing suits and jumped into the 8 degree sea. Angus was a bit smarter; he wore his wetsuit and free diving kit so he could explore a bit longer. As for me, I had just my bathing suit (anything for the epic insta pic!) so I only lasted a meer 3 or 4 minutes before my body felt too numb to handle. I suppose we deserved all the Christmas pudding that day!
What has been your biggest outdoors adventure to date?
Flying to Italy, taking a road trip from Venice to Milan to Portofino to go free diving to see the Christ of the Abyss statue (60 feet below the sea), then spending a week climbing in the Dolomites. It was the adventure of a lifetime.
Tell us something about you that’s not related to the outdoors… if you can!
We’re science geeks – I have a Master’s degree in Cardiovascular Sciences and Angus has a Master’s degree in Chemistry with Medicinal Chemistry – and we’re not ashamed about it!