Britain's largest ever aircraft carrier left Rosyth (in the Firth of Forth, Scotland) on June 26th 2017 to carry out extensive sea trials over a four month period.
Sea Breezes caught up with her in Invergordon in early July.
The Invergordon call was always part of the itinerary for the ship to refuel and replenish, but the call was longer than expected leading to speculation that there were perhaps technical/engineering issues being addressed – not unusual on a highly sophisticated ship undergoing a very testing programme of sea trials.
There has also been some speculation over where HMS Queen Elizabeth and her sister ship will dry dock in the future when the need arises. All will become clear as time moves on.