This photo was taken on the
second day of the trial service, July 17, 2007.
The weather was fine, with
more people on this section of the beach than are normally seen. The
hovercraft can be seen in the distance approaching from Kirkcaldy with a
full load of passengers.
The coast of East Lothian, and
the chimneys of Cockenzie Power Station, about 6 miles to the east of
Portobello, can be seen in the background.
An extra service had been
added at lunchtime to cope with the passenger demand, so the service was
no longer running to schedule. This photo was taken at 4.53pm.
Arrival at Portobello was scheduled for 4.20pm.