Having held Britain's most Northerly and Southerly, Easterly and Westerly events, I'm now focusing on mainland extremes. So in 2011 I held Scotland's highest event, following England and Wales' highest in 2009. In 2012 I hosted SP's Final Extreme? at Lizard Point, Cornwall, but it turns out I just. Can't. Stop!
Since setting a cache at Ardnamurchan Point in 2007, I've wanted a reason to return to this amazing, peaceful spot and since I'm on Mull for a holiday, this was too close to ignore.
Where: The platform with the fog horn (in good weather) or the shelter below it (in bad weather) behind the lighthouse at Mainland Britain's most westerly point.
When: Thursday 13th June 2013, from 12-1pm. Bring your binoculars and sandwiches for a whale-spotting picnic!
Who: Any cacher/s able to make it to this far-flung corner of Britain. It is worth the effort to drive the 25 miles in from Salen to the east, or getting the Tobermory ferry from Mull to Kilchoan, as I plan to. Everyone welcome. If you're new to caching or cache events you'll be made especially welcome.
Why: Because I believe caching *should* take you to places you might not otherwise have a reason to visit. It's a remarkable area with wildlife apleanty, well off the west coast tourist trail. Also, I'm back to refresh the cache and could use some company :)
How: I suggest a car as it's a very long walk. Dave Gorman cycled here as part of his 'Sit down, pedal, stand up' tour in 2010 but that would only be for serious cyclists as it's a long way.
What: A relaxing cache meet, with caching chat, TB and geocoin swapping, a flask of tea (please bring your own) and crisps, at a very special place.
There's a thread about my June 2013 events on the Groundspeak forum and on the GAGB forum.
Companion Events in June 2013:
Thu 13th- Meet at the End (Mainland Britain's most Westerly) - Here!
Fri 14th- Now^here* (A'Chuil Bothy north of Glenfinnan)
Sat 15th- Another Meet at the Old Forge (Inverie, Knoydart)
Wed 19th- Britain's Seventh Most Remote Event (InPinn, Skye)
Thu 20th- "You take the High Road..." (Beallach na Ba, Applecross)
Fri 21st- A Knight with the King & Queen of Piel Island, Cumbria - CITO, much further south
*Middle of nowhere.