Saturday, 20 September 2014
Above is a German adventurer, Markus Adam, and below is a Yamaha Waverunner jet-ski. Neither is designed for long-distance or ocean travel, but the man is defying the odds with his machine. The first part of his journey was from Norway to Lerwick.
Then two days ago he completed a difficult six-hour crossing to Kirkwall, where he was photographed and featured in The Orcadian. He is now on his way to Rotterdam, via Arbroath and Lowestoft. It's part of his preparation for a trip next year, wait for it, from Germany to ... Canada. His prospective destination there will be Montreal. This name of this city originates from 'Mount Royal' - not often reached by jet-ski.
Scottish Islands Explorer - Sailed and flown between Shetland and Orkney