I'll 'float' this idea here and if it takes off it can be transferred to the 'upcoming cruises' section (thanks JK).
One for the more adventurous sibber this I think.
When the RIBnet team (Brian Elliott, Mike & Di Garside, Karen Hart and me) did the 'Round Britain 2003' and 'Great Orkney SIB Expedition' one of the highlights was going round the truly awesome Cape Wrath.
So my question is to all you sibbers, who would be interested in taking part in a 'Cape Wrath by SIB Expedition'?
My idea would be to launch at Kinlochbervie, round the cape and then land somewhere either at Durness or possibly Loch Eriboll, a distance of about 24 miles encompassing some of the most impressive and remote landscapes in the UK.
I envisage the following arrangements:
- 2 persons per SIB (for safety reasons)
- At least one large RIB as sea support
- Each team with a road crew to take the SIBs to Kinlochbervie and then go to Durness for the pick up
- A period of 1 week allocated to ensure a day with good weather
I am thinking that it is too late to get up and running for this year and also people would need plenty of notice to arrange the required holidays/time off, so I'm looking at 2010. This idea may well fall flat on it's face, but if you don't ask you'll never know.
So, is anyone interested?