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« Reply #80 on: May 14, 2010, 12:15 PM »
Thanks Helen, I am currently scanning old photos and adding information to them for future generations.  I will look up the Jeanie Deans on Google to get some further information on her. 

Lynda,

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« Reply #81 on: May 27, 2010, 09:20 AM »

Oh no!  By the time I'd sorted out various logistical issues regarding the Oban/Western Isles weekend, there was no accommodation left in Oban, so I'm not going this year :'( 

So, have a great time, Gavin, the other regulars, my brother Steven & nephew George (Friday only) and anyone else who will be there - and I'll see you at the end of June.

Bon voyage!!
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« Reply #82 on: May 30, 2010, 05:54 PM »
Just come back to the computer to see her arriving back at Oban, due at 18.00hrs on Sunday.  See webcams   http://www.oban.org.uk/content/page.php?page_id=50&sub_id=47 on North Pier and  http://www.oban.org.uk/content/page.php?page_id=50&sub_id=60 at the lighhouse/Railway Pier   

After disembarking passengers, she'll be departing for her evening cruise up to Fort William ...
HELEN
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Re: PS Waverley (The World's last ocean-going Paddle Steamer)
« Reply #83 on: May 30, 2010, 06:19 PM »
Wish I was on board, rather than stuck at home with German flu!
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« Reply #84 on: May 30, 2010, 06:34 PM »

Get well soon, Rob.

You can see her in Oban again on Monday at 10.00 and 19.30, and leaving to head back south at 09.00 on Tuesday - I think I'll probably not be able to watch the final one, as I'll be driving to work at that time.

Looking forward to our get-together at the end of June - less than four weeks now!
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« Reply #85 on: Aug 18, 2010, 08:54 PM »
Waverley looking wonderful yesterday

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« Reply #86 on: Aug 18, 2010, 09:35 PM »
Just came off Waverley today....a showery sunny day ( normal summers day in Scotland!! ) It  was glorious as was wee waverley steaming along at a rate of knots....as she approached Dunoon to pick us up on the return journey she sailed straight into a rainbow......it was magnificent!! 

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« Reply #87 on: Aug 21, 2010, 10:37 AM »
Can't resist posting another one as her clyde season draws to an end.

i think this is a simply outstanding shot.

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« Reply #88 on: Aug 21, 2010, 10:41 AM »
Its a cracker....obviously not taken on wednesday as we arrived it was bucketing doon....

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« Reply #89 on: Aug 21, 2010, 11:12 AM »
What an excellent photo.  Well done to the photgrapher for framing the Waverley with the beautiful scenery.  . 
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« Reply #91 on: Aug 22, 2010, 02:15 PM »
I thought you would like to see this photo of the Waverley when she was escorting the QV from Greenock in July 2010.  You can see that her engines were working very hard to keep up with the ship.  She looks magnificent.
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« Reply #92 on: Aug 23, 2010, 05:07 PM »
Lovely photo Lynda, thanks!!  I think Waverley can do 16 knots fairly easily, a tiny bit more if pushed!
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« Reply #93 on: Aug 25, 2010, 12:13 PM »
She's a wee sweetie.....this is her last trip  up the Kyles from  Arran today.....we love hearing the chug chug of her paddles as she approaches the bay,,,,

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« Reply #94 on: Aug 30, 2010, 09:42 AM »
Lovely photo Lynda, thanks!!  I think Waverley can do 16 knots fairly easily, a tiny bit more if pushed!

Hi All,

Waverley could just touch 18knots on a good calm day. She was hitting in excess of 16knts yesterday evening as we rushed to land an ill passenger at Largs. Unfortunately she sustained damage to her port paddle wheel which meant repairs had to be carried out alongside at Largs. This meant a final return to Glasgow at 0100 !!

Today she undertakes her final Clyde Season cruise after which she will head for the South Coast and Thames. She will return for one final weekend on the Clyde in October.

Thanks to those on the forum who supported to World's only Seagoing Paddlesteamer to date this season!!

Gav (depressed as he is back at work today after a wonderful 12 day cruise on QV in the med)

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« Reply #95 on: Sep 04, 2010, 04:01 PM »

Thanks to those on the forum who supported to World's only Seagoing Paddlesteamer to date this season!!

Gav (depressed as he is back at work today after a wonderful 12 day cruise on QV in the med)

As a Waverley first timer this season; I can DEFINITELY say I'll be back for more!
Just waiting to see how school work pans out first but would love to make it up there for the final Clyde weekend..... and if not; roll on next season. She's a beautiful old lady!

Will you be involved with any ongoing work when she's laid up over the Winter?
If so, you'll have to keep us updated with photos and info  :)


PS Hope your post-cruise blues have disappeared with the sunny weather!
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« Reply #96 on: Sep 20, 2010, 12:53 PM »
Hi Singlemalt,

Post cruise blues were replaced with work blues in the shape of a trip to Calcutta!!  >:( Still I suppose the Emirates Business Class flights made up for it a wee bit (and the view of QE2 when we came into land at Dubai on Sat morning)

On the subject of Waverley I will be involved with her at points throughout the winter on board and through my position on the Council of the PSPS. Any foties I have or take will be posted here no worries. You can also keep up with things at www.pspsscotland.com

The final clyde weekend this year will be an emotional one as Jim McFadzean - Waverley's legendary purser retires after 23yrs!  :-[ The Sunday will be a tear jerker!!

Hope to see you (and others on here) back on the ship again next season.
Gav  :D
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« Reply #97 on: Sep 20, 2010, 07:02 PM »
News of Waverley's travels yesterday

Steaming from Southampton to Weymouth, conditions were such
that PS Waverley's planned call at Bournemouth was cancelled;
it sounded from friend's message that it was a wee bit choppy!

Everyone also enjoyed watching the Rescue Helicopter out on exercise.
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 #98 on: Sep 22, 2010, 08:26 AM »
Waverley has suffered quite a bit of disruption for various reasons while on the solent - a pity - she moves onto the Thames at the end of the week so heres hoping for a smoother run. She returns for one day to view the new QE then back to the Clyde. I hope theres a weather window for Lands End or we'll be boatless that weekend  :-[

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« Reply #99 on: Oct 31, 2010, 06:17 PM »
Here is a View of the Waverley after she followed the Queen Elizabeth out of Southampton on her Maiden Voyage