Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling…

…from east to west, and down the streets of town.

My wife’s cousin Claire plays the bagpipes.

She recently did me a huge favour. When I asked what I could do to repay her, she said simply, “Doodle me some bagpipes.” To which I – oblivious to just how strange and complicated the bagpipes actually are – said “No problem!”

Well, it took a couple tries (my first attempt ended in tears when I found myself off-course more than 30 kilometres into my doodle – see the second image below), but I finally got ‘er done…

Scottish bagpipes by GPS artist Stephen Lund in Victoria, BC, Canada GPS Garmin Strava art cyclist cycling creativity music musical instrument Highland Highlands the pipes

SEE THE BAGPIPES ON STRAVA *

* Note: The GPS points will render correctly only if you are logged in at Strava.com

Bagpipes fail

My first attempt at doodling bagpipes ended in disaster and boo-hoo-hoos. Attempt #2 was a resounding success.

About Stephen

Brand strategist and creative director by day. Hyper-competitive GPS-art obsessed cyclist most of the rest of the time.
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2 Responses to Oh, Danny boy, the pipes, the pipes are calling…

  1. hmunro says:

    I was taught long ago to avoid anything having to do with bagpipes (playing, listening, looking at them …) for precisely the reasons your first attempt illustrates. But hats off to you for going back out there and nailing it on your second attempt! I think your wife’s cousin Claire owes you another favor now. 😉

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