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The North Boat (Northlink ferries)


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Where should the North Boat dock?  

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  1. 1. Where should the North Boat dock?

    • Aberdeen
      223
    • Rosyth
      102
    • Peterhead
      11
    • Barbados
      125


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Re the poll at the top of the page: Couldn't Inverness also be an option? Do they have the facilities? I wonder how the entrance to this port fares in adverse weather conditions.

 

It depends on the purpose of your travel and what you want to do when you get there. Probably (and I don't know for sure) most people travelling on the ferry from Shetland want to do shopping or other business in Aberdeen or drive somewhere else further south. So there wouldn't be much benefit in landing in Inverness or anywhere else early in the morning, and then having a much longer drive to the final destination. Aberdeen is probably the most convenient point for the majority of travelers.

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Aberdeen opened again at midday we sailed soon after that and it was pretty bad for a start but seems too have eased off now tho ment to be worse 2moro

 

the problems just now are eastly swell and low tide, the swell just at the breakwater is huge! pilot wont even come further than the first breakwater.

 

as its eased now and low water times change i expect northlink too sail

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the swell just at the breakwater is huge!

 

We watched one of the huge oil boats (seawell poss) head out @ 13:00 - as you said, the swell as it got to the end of the breakwater was huge, even a ship that size seemed to struggle a bit. Probably the best surfing waves I've ever seen at the beach - and not a surfer in sight - bunch of lightweights obviously :wink:

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infiltrator mabye it was Skandi Inspector? if it was that was us. didnt see the seawell in aberdeen today but could be wrong would have been around 1300 we were heading out. didnt see 5 or so guy on the aft deck??

 

anyway it has calmed down alot now so the boat shouldnt be too bad 2nite

 

hopefully we will head in again before 12 and mite get a pint!!

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