Food and life on North Rona

Olly and George are still on North Rona and will be there for another few days at least. They had around 16,000 calories of food packs and 16 litres of water left on the boat when they made land yesterday. They want to save 8,000 calories of food and 8 litres of water for the final leg. This doesn't leave them with much in the meantime.

There is a hut on North Rona with a few basic supplies, (including whiskey), there is also a water butt collecting rainwater and a well with water in it for them to drink. They also have a fishing line, and a lot of time.

We are working on finding boats that are passing North Rona but with the tourist season over and bad weather no boats want to go out there and the fact that it is very hard to land a boat on we are not having much luck. There has been word of some Guga hunters on Sula Sgeir, the neighbouring island 10 miles away which we are exploring, however they may have gone back to Lewis and Harris before the weather got bad.

The boys are both hugely practical and very good a scavenging so we are confident they will be fine, however we'd also feel a lot better if they had a bit more grub to tide them over! They are no doubt having a lovely time going a bit feral!

 

 North Rona (taken about a week ago - not by Olly or george)

North Rona (taken about a week ago - not by Olly or george)

 1 Lighthouse and now two bearded men and a kayak.. (again, not taken Olly or george)

1 Lighthouse and now two bearded men and a kayak.. (again, not taken Olly or george)