When customising the appropriate trip for guests in mid-April it can be complex as there is limited wildlife in our local waters, the fishing is at a minimum, my guests have told me that they will be dining at The Roads End Café in the evening, so I have decided not to visit Veronica today. We decide on the scenic cruise and a lesson in history covering subjects such as Ragnar of Knoydart, the Jacobite’s and the relevance of world war 11 mica mine which played an important part supplying Mica when it was in short supply and last but not least our local characters and heroes such as Tom McClean AKA Moby.
Tom was the first man at the age of 26 to row solo across the Atlantic, he also holds a place in the Guinness book of records for crossing the Atlantic in the smallest vessel being 7ft 9”, this is just to name but a few pioneering feats, basically this man is a legend. Earlier I had the fortune of meeting Tom and kindly get him to give my group a talk on his extraordinary life at his outdoor adventure centre at Ardintigh on the shores of Loch Nevis. This was a fluke meeting and as luck should have it one of the group had sailed with one of Tom’s competitors, this made his vacation and was quoted “this made my week”