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France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 20:41
Waverley departs Gourock in 1968 as a "banana boat" enters the picture from upstream.

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 21:17
Waverley under the command of David Neil turning at Blyth with the aid of anchor and wind in distinctly blustery conditions on her first call.

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France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 21:21
Coming alongsie at Blyth in May, 1981.

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 21:55
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Blyth proving that even in the month of May in testing conditions from such a "regular" departure point there exists a market.

France Fenwick
04-28-2012, 22:07
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Thirty years after the voyage in my previous post, WAVERLEY looks superb arriving at Rothesay under the command of Captain Ian Clark on 27th. August, 2011.

tramscape
04-28-2012, 23:05
Thanks for those FF

Seeing her a Blyth is a refreshing change

Your point about May ................. one which we are in complete agreement as you know, my friend !

Gordon

France Fenwick
04-29-2012, 00:49
Many thanks Tramscape.

Here are a couple from the same month on the Tyne at Newcastle.

The worrying thing is that I first met No.6 on this visit to the Tyne.

tramscape
04-29-2012, 01:22
Ha !

Photo of W and the Tyne Bridge - brilliant ! Never seen one before

Old_Seadog
02-19-2013, 01:33
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Off Millport around 1981, (before she gave up smoking) those lovely warm funnels.

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Believe it or not the amazing sunrise that greeted us on the way home from the infamous first Garlieston/IOM trip

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Undertow into Penzance after damaging a paddle wheel circa 1985

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While shipwrecked at Penzance time for a quick spruce up, she is the second "smertest boat in the trade" after all, Chust as Dougie would tell you himself!

France Fenwick
02-19-2013, 01:59
Thanks OS for this dip into the archives. More memories.

Old_Seadog
02-20-2013, 13:34
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A very busy, "well dressed" ship at anchor off Lundy around 1985.

Old_Seadog
02-20-2013, 13:43
Two of my fellow crewmates aboard a first season Balmoral proudly show us their discharge books, blissfully unaware we are about to be rammed by "The Last Seagoing Paddle Steamer in the World".

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