If all has gone to plan, my friend Bruce Jolliffe will launch his kayak this morning and paddle into an adventure.
He's trying to kayak from Largs, on the southern bit of Scotland's West Coast, to Stornoway on the Outer Hebrides.
He planned a later start, but it looks like a weather window is opening. He needs one to get around the Mull of Kintyre. So he's going early.
Bruce promises to write lots of for his blog, he's on Facebook and Twitter, and is carrying a Spot so we should all be able to follow his trip. If you like what he writes, read why he's doing it and consider a donation to the causes.
And good luck!