Patrick Winterton and Mick Berwick are to make a second attempt to paddle from Stornoway to the Faroe Islands. Celtic Tiderace 2.
Their last attempt was described by one newspaper as 'The Mount Everest of Kayaking'. However, it ended abruptly with a lifeboat rescue after they drank bad water on North Rona. This time around they're raising money for the RNLI and will soon have a great competition live on their website.
Patrick will briefly talk about the attempt on Saturday night at the Scottish Sea Kayak Symposium on Skye. Then they'll embark on a 48 hour kayak around Skye, sleeping in their boats, practicing for the Faroes crossing.
I'll not now blog the symposium. I've been booked by The Adventure Show to video Patrick and Mick while on Skye then spend some time with them in June on the Western Isles, hopefully following them to the Faroes. Not in a kayak.
Liz and I were going kayaking around the Western Isles for our summer holiday. Now I'm not sure she's too happy it has turned into 'work'....