Sunday, 15 February 2009

Tom McClean lecture

On Thursday I travelled to the Maritime Museum in Liverpool's Albert Dock to see a lecture by Tom McClean which was part of a series of talks sponsored by Old Pulteney whisky called 'Stories of the Sea'. It was great to meet Tom and he took time to talk to me about Rockall, his experiences, and my plans for 2011. Tom's lecture covered his whole life of adventures, but there was a section on Rockall which included some photos of his shelter which are not publically available. These are going to help in the design of my shelter and in addition, he still has the orginial 'wooden box' in a garage at his adventure centre which I hope to visit later in the year. All in all, it was great to meet the man who has the solo occupation record and to get some advice for my expedition from him.