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Offline Clydebuilt1971

Waverley 2014
« on: Dec 17, 2013, 11:43 AM »
Western Isles and Spring Clyde Timetable available on the website now:

http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/plan-your-trip/scotland/timetable/

Refreshing to see this out before the turn of the year.

G

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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2014, 02:37 PM »
Looks as if wonderful Waverley has taken a trip to Greenock today :)
It also looks as if the website has also had a refit  - there are some magnificent photos and text here:
http://www.waverleyexcursions.co.uk/

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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2014, 06:32 PM »
There are some good photos on the website. She really is a pretty little steamer. :)
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2014, 06:39 PM »
Photo of the last ocean going paddle steamer in the world, on her first trip of 2014, to her annual dry docking in Greenock.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seapigeon/14109467622

Seems a bit late to me... what happens if they find a snag?  She could have been sailing this bank holiday weekend... but what do I know!?
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2014, 07:16 PM »
the last ocean going paddle steamer in the world

That is very special indeed.
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2014, 11:10 PM »
Why have they only emailed me once this year? They should be emailing weekly now and reminding everybody that the season starts this weekend.
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2014, 04:13 PM »
Photo of the last ocean going paddle steamer in the world, on her first trip of 2014, to her annual dry docking in Greenock.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seapigeon/14109467622

Seems a bit late to me... what happens if they find a snag?  She could have been sailing this bank holiday weekend... but what do I know!?

Hi Rob,

Garvel has been busy with other work (mainly Calmac ferries) so its maybe a mix of funds (raised from pre-season sales) and the DD being able to fit her in. The good news is shes out of DD and back at her berth at Glasgow Science Centre.

Her sailings start on the Clyde this holdiay weekend and then heading to Oban on Tues for her usual Western Isles sojourn.

Heres hoping for another good summer of weather and passenger numbers!!

Gav

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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2014, 01:10 PM »
The paddler's 2014 season is underway!

Seen here approaching Kilcreggan, River Clyde this morning.
This photo was originally posted on Clydesite's FOGHORN board by Paul Hunter http://www.clydesite.co.uk/

I hope to sail on her this year - it will be first time on board since 2011.

Gav

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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2014, 06:10 PM »
Thank you, Gav, for the wonderful photo.  And what an absolutely lovely little ship !
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #9 on: May 28, 2014, 10:05 AM »
Waverley with a good stern wave and tall ship Thalassa yesterday at Port Ellen Islay

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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #10 on: May 28, 2014, 12:16 PM »
What a beautiful picture!

Waverley out and about is a pleasure to see.

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« Reply #11 on: May 28, 2014, 05:06 PM »
Definitely a beautiful picture !
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #12 on: May 29, 2014, 05:43 PM »
A very nice photo indeed.
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #13 on: Jun 09, 2014, 11:20 AM »
Fantastic write up of Waverley's western isles cruise this year, surely one of the world's great maritime adventures?

http://www.paddlesteamers.org/national/waverley-western-isles-2014/
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Re: Waverley 2014
« Reply #14 on: Jun 09, 2014, 12:29 PM »
Brilliant photos that capture the beautiful Scottish Scenery.  I have failed two years running to be at the right place at the right time to allow me to go on the Waverley for her sailings to the Western Isles.  Maybe next year!  :)
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