Author Topic: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay  (Read 716 times)

GinAndPlatonic

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https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-north-east-orkney-shetland-52344025

A former British paratrooper is isolating on a previously uninhabited island after lockdown measures were introduced midway through a fundraising challenge to walk the UK coastline.
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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #1 on: 09:08:43, 20/04/20 »
Oh, that's one lucky man :) and dog
So many paths yet to walk, so little time left

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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #2 on: 09:22:23, 20/04/20 »
Oh, that's one lucky man :) and dog
Look at those views too.

Quote :  "I'm able to reflect on the walk so far, just realising what this has done to help me personally and the amount of amazing people there are in the UK. I'm the happiest I've ever been."
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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #3 on: 09:39:11, 20/04/20 »
12k miles sounds a lot assuming he set off from the Gower and only got as far as Shetland before lockdown. Then again, it says he started in August 2017, so he must have been including a lot more. He must be getting food (and dog food) on the supply boat, too. I can't imagine he can live just by foraging.

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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #4 on: 09:42:46, 20/04/20 »
As he's in Shetland, he is presumably taking in all the islands as well as the mainland - heck of an achievement.  I agree - wonderful place to be marooned, when the weather is good.   

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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #5 on: 09:47:20, 20/04/20 »
12k miles sounds a lot assuming he set off from the Gower and only got as far as Shetland before lockdown. Then again, it says he started in August 2017, so he must have been including a lot more. He must be getting food (and dog food) on the supply boat, too. I can't imagine he can live just by foraging.
I wondered about that too. He says he always has three weeks worth of dog food for Jet his dog. ..that must weigh some.  :o Hopefully he has an arrangement to get more if he stays longer than that on the Island.
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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #6 on: 14:01:53, 20/04/20 »
I can think of a lot worse places to be.
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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #7 on: 16:10:19, 20/04/20 »
I wondered about that too. He says he always has three weeks worth of dog food for Jet his dog. ..that must weigh some.  :o Hopefully he has an arrangement to get more if he stays longer than that on the Island.


The reference to dogs food is while he's on the island, not when he's  walking  O0
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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #8 on: 17:03:38, 20/04/20 »

The reference to dogs food is while he's on the island, not when he's  walking  O0
Yes indeed. Just re read it. :)
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Re: Ex-soldier self-isolating on 'uninhabited' Hildasay
« Reply #9 on: 17:38:59, 20/04/20 »
His dog as probably walked furthest.
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