Monday, 31 October 2011

Buffing Up!

Towards the end of last week Buffwear very kindly agreed to support the expedition with the supply of their new polar Buffs to help keep me warm in the cold and wet North Atlantic. Thanks very much to Sam at Buffwear.

Construction/conversion of the RockPod is moving forward very well. I am now actively seeking financial sponsors to pay for/contribute to the costs of transportation to Rockall and supplies for my stay on the Rock.

Friday, 21 October 2011

Medical kit supplier agreed

When your playing field is located far from the luxuries of modern life; electricity, telephones, running water & professional medical help, you need to be self sufficient. Adventure Medical Kits are designed to fulfill this, offering a wide selection of medical solutions perfect for outdoor adventuring.

I am very pleased to say that Adventure Medical Kits have agreed to supply the Rockall Solo Endurance Expedition with medical supplies, which is a great relief to my wife and Mother!

Monday, 10 October 2011

Silver clouds

After the disappointment of next year's trip to Rockall being postponed, morale is higher today as the hatches for the RockPod have arrived from Lewmar.

I just wanted to take this opportunity to thank Lewmar for their kind support for the Rockall Solo project. The conversion of the RockPod can now commence, with the instalation of the hatches and deck vent.

Friday, 7 October 2011

Further disappointment

Unfortunately, due to the unexpected, and until recently unannounced, Belgian expedition to Rockall last month, the MS0INT IOTA team have decided to postpone their trip to Rockall next year by one year. This means they, and myself, will now be heading out into the North Atlantic in May/June 2013.

Monday, 3 October 2011

All change...

Well, that was a VERY eventful weekend:

First of all, my son Freddie was born. He sleeps and eats, sleeps and eats. Seems to have life pretty sorted. He's great (so far)!

Secondly, the Belgians ( finally managed to land some of their group on Rockall and transmit from there. Well done to them for what they achieved.

To top it all off, my Waveland Passport arrived today along with stamps and stickers. They're like hen's teeth, so I'm really chuffed about getting it (although Freddie's obviously better!).