Identifying the ferry

Booked the ferries tonight, by phone after learning that Northlink's internet booking service was not sufficiently clever to acknowledge that two of our number are senior citizens. Total cost for seven of us for the Scrabster - Stromness round trip was a tad over £200. Time to collect some deposits methinks. The lady indicated that a mere reference number would suffice instead of tickets, but we would need photo-ID to successfully negotiate the boarding procedure.

Just how many of our passport/driving licence/credit card photos will actually resemble the pale, haggard faces which will present themselves for boarding on the 24th of June is anyone's guess. Still if it makes them happy, and reduces the risk of Kirkwall being added to the list of terror targets it may all be worthwhile. Just don't any of the party forget to bring theirs, that's all.