I am fascinated to learn that Lee Richardson, a member from Hampshire is about to embark on the most amazing trip in his Barchetta. I have yet to learn whether this journey will take Lee even further north than the recent international meeting in Norway ventured. It is obviously an extremely bold enterprise and I am sure our membership wish Lee very best wishes for his adventure north. You are a brave man Sir!!
Lee has promised to write us an account of his travels upon his return.
Preparing for a 1,500 mile, 11-day road-trip in a 1999 Barchetta…foolhardy or fun? We shall see….
From Hampshire to Shetland – via Fort William and Aberdeen for the boat to the northernmost isles of Britain – the trip will include a summit of Ben Nevis en-route, coastal-path trekking, bird-watching and wild camping. Plus taking the Barchetta to the very tip of the British road network, and the settlement of Skaw on the wild, windswept island of Unst.
Choosing kit for all eventualities – the weather can certainly do anything that far north, and probably will – has been a challenge, as has the packing, to ensure it can all go inside the Barchetta’s tiny boot. It does…just!
Set-off date is July 29th, so wish me luck…