In a charity drive, an adventurer has set a new world record for the longest stay on the remote islet of Rockall, Scotland.
The father-of-two broke the 40-day solo record for surviving on the uninhabited granite rock. He's been in isolation now for 44 days on the island, beating the group record previously held by Greenpeace. He is using his isolation to raise funds for the armed forces charity Help For Heroes. Although he plans to end his stay and return home to his wife tomorrow, the severe weather might delay him.
Just 100ft wide and 70ft high, the eroded volcano lies 260 miles west of the Outer Hebrides.
The challenge might really begin when he runs out of food. Maybe he'll attempt to catch fish. In such a harsh environment, I guess there won't be enough forage food on the lump of rock although he can drink if rain collects in hollows. Few people would live a Robinson Crusoe lifestyle voluntarily.
This is the sort of story I used to write about in my novels. Carried in the bubble of a vision, Liliha would arrive in a time of need. She'd assess his problem and try to help. Click on Still Rock Water in the sidebar and divert via Amazon to use the 'look inside' facility where you can read the first section of the book.
I've had a few adventures in my life in Australia before I came to England: riding pillion on a motor scooter to camp in the desert near Ayers Rock; taking a caravan around Australia for one year with my first husband and three children. But my adventures didn't isolate me. There was always transport to take me to safety. Being marooned on a rock during a fierce storm is an entirely different experience.
Do you yearn for an adventure?