Monthly Archives: May 2022

Jimmy Clethero RIP

Sadly I missed my friends Jimmy Clethero’s funeral. I have been told it was a great tribute to the man that so many attended. Jimmy was a great mountaineer very cool in any emergency and never sought the limelight. He … Continue reading

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The mystery of the Wellington aircraft crash on the Island of Soay near St Kilda.

SOAY CRASH INVESTIGATION. Continue reading

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Short Sunderland 111 ML858 Crash – St Kilda – 7 June 1944 – A visit in May 2022.

The Sunderland aircraft crashed on a navigation exercise from a flight out of Oban. I have been very fortunate to visit this sad Crash site on the remote Island of St Kilda on two occasions in 2014 and May 2020. … Continue reading

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May 2022 – St Kilda trip back on Terra Firma.

Yesterday was sheltering awaiting the storm to die down. We satiated on boat all day till late afternoon as it would have been crazy to launch the inflatable in that weather. We all enjoyed the break. The weather and light … Continue reading

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Return from St Kilda.

In yesterdays blog we had to leave St Kilda early due to incoming bad weather. Murdo our skipper got it right but it was a very a v journey. I retreat to my bunk as the Cuma heaved and was … Continue reading

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Arrived at St Kilda after a long journey from Stornoway. What a place.

We left the boat yard for St Kilda Murdo our Skipper deciding to make use of the weather. It was a long day arriving at Village Bay St Kilda about 0130 Tuesday morning. It was pretty rough journey at times … Continue reading

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Heading to Stornoway to get boat fixed. Dolphins, Skuas and Orcas a magnificent day.

Yesterday we had to travel around the Butt of Lewis to Stornaway to get a problem with our boat fixed. It was a wet, Dreich day as we left for our 7 hour journey. The coastline was missed covered and … Continue reading

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Everest Summit – 22 May 2001 Tibet – Dan and Rusty on summit. RIP Ted Atkins.

Thinking of a great trip to Tibet thanks to all I love seeing the photos. The memories of a great bunch of folk the magnificence of the Sherpas . Than you all ! Especially the families who waited and worried … Continue reading

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Pabay Mor ( island of the Priest) And a visit to the Calanais Standing Stones.

Yesterday we had a visit to the Calanais Standing stones and Uige beach before we due on our boat the Cuma. Uig Beach lies on the south western side of the Isle of Lewis and is one of the largest … Continue reading

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In Lewis a bit windy Met Willie Mac staying at Bragar for a few nights.

We had a lot very night at Black Bridge with Anne and Mark for the ferry from Ullapool to Stornaway. The weather was ok a bit of a swell but a good 2 hour crossing. Then shop in Stornaway and … Continue reading

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