Ages ago (a couple of years actually) I posted about my wish to take my SIB out to the east cardinal 'Kings Reef Buoy' in the Moray Firth. Alan Priddy replied, and others and I was encouraged to have a go and to 'push my boundaries'. Well of course I did and have since even crossed the Pentland Firth in my SIB.
Now I make the trip out to the 'Kings Reef Buoy' with no problem at all. I was out there last Saturday, on my own with just a bag of rocks (ballast) for company. My new cabin boy, Duncan, was away for a few days. There was a massive but long frequency swell. It felt like about 20 feet in height but was probably about 10 feet in reality. One minute there I was looking down on the sea, the next minute I was in a massive hole of water and couldn't even see the land!
Anyway, thanks to all who encouraged me.
Here are a couple of pictures of the said buoy, just to prove I really was there.