North Rona and Sula Sgeir from Brevig, Lewis – 17th and 24th August 2024

 

Trip summary

Hump/SiB bagging trip from Brevig, Lewis to remote North Rona and Sula Sgeir with Suemas Morrison and his boat the Enchanted Isle.
Sailings will be condition dependent, with a backup day on the 18th and 25th kept in hand. Passengers will need to allow for the extra day in travel plans.


Dates

  • 17th August, 2024 (with backup of 18th August)
  • 24th August, 2024 (with backup of 25th August)

Departure time 0830 Brevig, Lewis (North of Stornoway, NB 48254 39038)

Co-ordinator

Rick Salter

Trip itinerary

As a day trip,  the plan would be for the boat to leave Leverburgh at 6am to collect our party at Brevig around 8.30am and be at Rona for around 11.30am, get everyone ashore for a couple hours then look to be at Sula Sgeir for around 3pm and land there also, not much time would be needed ashore and we’d hopefully be away by 4 / 4.30pm and back in Brevig for around 7pm.
As usual with island trips, they will be subject to weather conditions and skipper’s decisions on the day and there can be no absolute guarantee of landing on all or any of the islands. The primary objective is to land and summit North Rona, one of the remotest Humps (and SiBs) around the UK coast.

Proposed islands:

  • North Rona (Tobha Rona) P108 Hump HW 81325 32747
  • Sula Sgeir P70 Tump HW 61876 30374

Places available

2 boats, 12 persons per boat.

Departure or meeting place

Brevig quay, car park nearby. 10/15 mins north of Stornoway. Postcode HS2 0JS

Accommodation

Arrange own accommodation

Challenges and competences needed

To land on the islands you will need to be able to exit and return onto a moving boat, no jetty landings, will require good balance/coordination and possibly microspikes, poles, gloves. The long sea crossing may be ‘lumpy’ and passengers should take necessary precautions.

Businesses arranged through

Sea Harris & boat Enchanted Isle
Seumas Morrison – Tarbert, Harris

 

Cost

ÂŁ325

ÂŁ125 deposit with balance by end May.

Reserve or enquire about trip

rick_salter AT yahoo.co.uk – main contact

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