Waverley Starts 2024 Season

Waverley Starts 2024 Season
Waverley approaching Greenock Saturday 18th May 2024.

Waverley started her 2024 season with a trip from Glasgow to Greenock, Kilcreggan, Dunoon and Tignabruaich on Friday 17th May. Here she is the following morning arriving at Greenock around 11am prior to sailing on to Rothesay, Largs, Millport and for a circuit of Bute.

Former Waverley master Murray Patterson, PSPS President Douglas McGowan and Waverley General Manager Paul Semple chat as Waverley stern fetches alongside at Greenock with the tide under her.
Off we go again.
Plenty of waving including from Wessex Branch committee members Keith Adams and Frank Snart and North of England Branch secretary Angela Johnson as well as from others.
Today’s trip offered roughly the same time ashore at Rothesay or Largs.
A lovely sight.
Cruise liners Le Boreal and Le Champlain at Greenock. Three very different passenger ships built in very different eras and to very different designs.

It was a good day for Waverley in which she carried over 1,000 passengers which is an excellent start to her season. She moves on to sail in the Western Isles on 20th May before going south for trips in the Bristol Channel from 31st May and for much of June. For full details check out her website: Waverley Excursions

Kingswear Castle returned to service in 2023 after the first part of a major rebuild which is designed to set her up for the next 25 years running on the River Dart. The Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust is now fund raising for the second phase of the rebuild. You can read more about the rebuilds and how you can help if you can here.

John Megoran

John Megoran