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Aith Lifeboat Crew Member and videographer Nick McCaffrey on the 200 Voices podcast
200 Voices an RNLI podcast

‘It’s incredible to see a pod of killer whales metres from your lifeboat’

Episode 69 – Nick McCaffrey: 60 Degrees North

Nick McCaffrey – aerial videographer for TV’s Wild Isles – on life at the RNLI’s most northerly lifeboat station.

Sometimes, the wild weather around the Shetlands is a sight to see, and can make Aith Lifeboat Crew Member Nick McCaffrey feel like he is in the middle of Armageddon. Nick has experienced 100mph winds, and even on a calm, flat day, he warns, it’s easy to get caught out.

The weather isn’t the only spectacle though, and sightings of dolphins, basking sharks and even killer whales are not uncommon. Nick’s ‘day job’ as a videographer made him the ideal person to capture the wildlife for David Attenborough’s series, Wild Isles. Let him introduce you to ‘the locals’.