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Online Lynda Bradford

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #120 on: Oct 19, 2012, 06:50 PM »
I was so disappointed that Waverley's sail from Glasgow tomorrow has been cancelled as we were looking forward to sailing down the Clyde to Loch Long.  Hope the Sunday trip goes ahead as planned, but unfortunately we cannot manage through to Glasgow on Sunday 
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #121 on: Oct 19, 2012, 09:29 PM »
She's currently making the long voyage from Southampton to Glasgow, having been stuck in Southampton for a few days due to bad weather.

Currently making more than 15 knots - go Waverley!

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I see she took the proper side of the Isle of Wight.  I would have liked to have been at Fort Victoria at 09.42 this morning. :)
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #122 on: Oct 20, 2012, 11:11 AM »
Making good time!

16 knots, which is faster than we went on QM2 last week!
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Offline Bob C.

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« Reply #123 on: Oct 21, 2012, 12:37 AM »
Making good time!

16 knots, which is faster than we went on QM2 last week!

That is FAST for that old girl!  Nice going!

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« Reply #124 on: Oct 21, 2012, 09:52 AM »
PS Waverley, she has made Glasgow and will be sailing today, what a great effort.

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« Reply #125 on: Oct 21, 2012, 10:12 AM »
PS Waverley, she has made Glasgow and will be sailing today, what a great effort.

Congratulations! How I would have loved to have been on board for that brilliant dash home :) ...

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« Reply #126 on: Oct 22, 2012, 12:30 AM »
Brilliant!

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« Reply #127 on: Oct 22, 2012, 01:09 AM »

Sunday was a wonderful, sunny day to end the season.  Well done to Captain Ian Clark and crew, for getting her back safely, in time for the final sailing to take place!  :)

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« Reply #128 on: Oct 22, 2012, 07:34 AM »
Sunday was a wonderful, sunny day to end the season.  Well done to Captain Ian Clark and crew, for getting her back safely, in time for the final sailing to take place!  :)

Really wish I could have been on board. I did the same trip in similar weather 2 years ago and it was marvellous.
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Offline Tyne Turbine

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« Reply #129 on: Feb 28, 2013, 11:24 PM »
My attention has been drawn to this clip, I do not think that it has previously had an airing on this forum:

http://local.stv.tv/glasgow/212797-waverley-paddle-steamer-preparing-for-summer-on-the-river-clyde/

Offline Clyde Paddler

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« Reply #130 on: Mar 01, 2013, 02:00 PM »

Between having 'panda-hat' as the spokesperson and giving bum information (the Waverley is not 57 years old), I don't think it's something would have been in a hurry to air, TT! ;D
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Online Lynda Bradford

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« Reply #131 on: Apr 13, 2013, 11:20 AM »
Good to see a mention of the Waverley on Chris Rust's cycling blog.  He mentions memories of the Clyde steamers in the 1950's and tells his readers how it still possible to enjoy a steamer cruise and how it can be a great way to extend your cycle touring. 

Have a look especially if you have an interest in cycling in Scotland and would like to combine a trip on the Waverley with cycling plans. 

http://sevenleagueboots.wordpress.com/2013/04/07/bicycles-and-pleasure-steamers-2013/
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« Reply #132 on: Apr 15, 2013, 12:49 PM »
Sunday was a wonderful, sunny day to end the season.  Well done to Captain Ian Clark and crew, for getting her back safely, in time for the final sailing to take place!  :)

I have heard a rumour (and I stress that point) that Cpt Clark is no longer with WEL - dont know any more than that but I would surmise that the fact that Balmoral is not sailing this season means two full time captains are not required.

What a shame - he was good guy and I think good for the ships' image as well.

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Offline Clyde Paddler

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« Reply #133 on: Apr 29, 2013, 11:09 PM »

Unfortunately it's not a rumour, Gav.  One step forward, two steps back...  >:(
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #134 on: May 02, 2013, 01:20 PM »
Ach, thats a shame - as you say a step forward (sometimes one to the side) then a big one back!!

Well - Waverley was spotted at the mouth of Loch Long the other day on pre-season trials. She departs for Oban tomorrow for what I hope is an enjoyable weekend for those who sail and a good earner for the ship!!

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« Reply #135 on: Jul 23, 2013, 02:42 PM »
BBC Wales had featured concerns about the PS Waverley.  It is good that the news channel is highlighting the importance of people sailing onboard the ship to ensure she is kept in service for all to enjoy.  It is also good to see video clip of the engines and passengers up on deck. 


http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-22823089
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« Reply #136 on: Oct 08, 2013, 09:12 AM »
Good piece about Waverley and The Paddle Steamer Preservation Society on Chris Evans breakfast show on  BBC Radio 2 this morning at about 8.30 am. Really caught my ears when Chris asked "what is the QE2 of paddle steamers?"
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« Reply #137 on: Oct 09, 2013, 11:21 AM »

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03c4gcw Interview with Douglas McGowan of Paddle Steamer Preservation Society is 2hrs 9 mins in to the show.

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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #138 on: Nov 17, 2013, 02:32 PM »
Just going through some old photos and came across this, which I didn't even know I had.

It was taken in 1989 at the start of the Whitbread round the world race and would have been just off Cowes I.O.W.
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #139 on: Nov 17, 2013, 03:44 PM »
Aww how wonderful!


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