My friend Tormod recently took the ferry to Orkney. I’ve often seen the ferries to Shetland and Orkney leaving the harbour and sailing north, but I’ve never been on one. He was happy for me to share his photos so that the world can see what Aberdeen looks like from the sea.
The sea is such a pervasive presence in Aberdeen – seagulls, the smell of fish lorries, the sound of the raging sea in the background in the winter – that I usually completely forget about it. It seems so funny to see Aberdeen “from the other side” as it were. Taing mhòr, a Thormoid!