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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last oce-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #20 on: Jun 25, 2009, 09:48 PM »

Friday is traditionally OAPs' day, so it shouldn't be too rowdy!  I don't think there's a booze cruise this Friday evening though, is there?  But maybe you have some insider local knowledge, Rob.  However, I thought it wasn't generally a good idea to post comments which might be seen by one's colleagues/bosses?

You are probably already aware of the latest challenge - the structural work to Largs pier being away behind schedule and currently unavailable to the Waverley for several weeks, or possibly the remainder of her main Clyde season - which will cause major problems re loadings and revenue in what is already a critical year, financially.

So get on board, spend lots of money and have a great day!
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #21 on: Jun 26, 2009, 11:17 AM »
Hello from on board waverley! Very sunny and very lovely. Boarding was fun due to extreme low tide and extremely steep gang planks and as mentioned above lots of old people! Putting few pics on flickr as we go.
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« Reply #22 on: Jun 26, 2009, 01:16 PM »

Hello Rob - on board Waverley!


and when you get home - have a listen to this!

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b00l62ps

The Clyde this morning, and The Mersey next Friday...

Hope they mention QE2 and The Waverley

I'm waving...
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« Reply #23 on: Jun 26, 2009, 05:54 PM »
It's been a tremendous day out, enjoyed it all immensely. Unfortunately we hit dunoon pier rather hard and have dented the side and roof of the ladies loo! Hopefully its not too expensive to fix... 2 emergency rafts also fell into the water and activated automatically, complete with wee lights! No doubt they'll need replaced too? Sadly i saw  old people fall over too, one appeared unconscious, and i got quite a fright... Photos to follow tomorrow. I can't recommend a trip on this ship enough and she needs all our support.
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #28 on: Jun 28, 2009, 02:54 PM »
Having become concerned about her future, after the wee accident on Friday combined with Largs Pier being out of action, I have started a new Waverley web page on my own web site.

http://www.roblightbody.com/Waverley/

Not quite sure why I never did this before...

My cheque is also in the post for the Paddle Steamer Preservation Society... and I hope to book a trip on the repaired Waverley very soon!
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« Reply #29 on: Jun 28, 2009, 03:09 PM »
Sorry to hear about the Waverley incident. Any updates when she will be back in service?

Rob, liked your new Waverley website, especially the video clips of the engines and paddlewheels. Great stuff.
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #31 on: Jul 13, 2009, 09:17 PM »
OK so Waverley's back in Service, and looking great again.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/seapigeon/3717204673/

And I still have lots of spare time on my hands!

But before I go back on board, I want to know what happened, why, and that it won't happen next time I'm on board... or that at least they've done something to lessen the chances...
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« Reply #32 on: Jul 19, 2009, 10:25 PM »
Several people I know are on a Scottish cinema tour at present, sailing on Waverley doon the watter to Campbeltown.

All along, they have been sending back messages and pictures via Twitter :

http://twitter.com/ScottishCinemas

Look at 17 to 20 July -- with some good photos of Waverley (and lots of cinemas!) there.

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« Reply #33 on: Aug 10, 2009, 09:22 AM »
QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #35 on: Aug 31, 2009, 10:34 AM »
Sadly, I didn't make it back on board during her Summer season up here. 

A combination of being mildly worried about things after the bump, the bad weather (its rained all weekend here), having nobody to go with, and a timetable that simply doesn't suit me (I'm only interested in trips out of Glasgow).

I hope all of you 'dahn sath' make the most of her!

I'll either catch her in October, or next year now...
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #36 on: Sep 01, 2009, 10:27 PM »
Waverley's October sailings are on Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th, not forgetting Monday 19th October,  Waverley has two cruises to meet and escort the QM2 on her first visit to Greenock.
Robert

Offline Andrew Collier

Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #37 on: Sep 02, 2009, 05:59 PM »
Wish it'd hurry up and get its self down here, I think they need towing at very high speed I'm impatient ;-)

Sadly, got a wedding to go to this weekend so will miss its first southern sailings and have to wait till next week  >:(
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #38 on: Sep 27, 2009, 11:36 PM »
Here she is Andy!
https://www.flickr.com/photos/watch_keeper/sets/72157622343443743/
(Please could someone let me know whether you can access this set if you don't have a flickr account!
Thank you.  Rosie)
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QE2 had been waiting alongside in Dubai for what seemed like ages...Please don't leave her looking more like a Hotel-with-a-Hull than the greatest Liner afloat - Please restore her Lifeboats and Tenders to where they truly belong - she looks naked without them - please spare her this ignominy.

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« Reply #39 on: Sep 27, 2009, 11:56 PM »
(Please could someone let me know whether you can access this set if you don't have a flickr account!
Thank you.  Rosie)

It's no problem, Rosie. The only thing one cannot do is to comment directly underneath the pictures themselves, or choose them as favourites -- but of course, comments can be made right here in the Forum  :D

Lovely set, by the way -- really enjoyed the pictures -- I have commented there...