26th Sept 2015.
Day one of a trip to Shetland Mainland with Dave, Brendan and Paul. Also on Shetland are Ian B, Brendan F and Steve B. Coincidently we have exactly the same travel arrangements. Everything was going smoothly on our outward journey until an announcement by the captain as we circled Aberdeen, our destination airport. We were now doubling back and landing at Edinburgh because of technical fault. Oh dear! we've got a connecting flight from Aberdeen to Shetland to catch. On landing at Edinburgh we were told we were to be either bussed or a fleet of taxi's over to Aberdeen. Luckily for us we managed to get the first taxi. On route we contacted the ferry terminal and booked an overnight crossing to Shetland. The ferry left on time and some decent sea birds were seen before darkness fell. Another bonus were a couple of distant Minke Wales.