Sunday, 20 July 2014

PS Waverley - Lochranza Cruise

Today saw me drive to Glasgow and board the paddle steamer Waverley for the start of a cruise to Lochranza.

Weather was a bit chilly at the start and overcast. It was only at the start of the evening that we got a nice bit of sunshine.

Overall the cruise was very good and I am a big fan of the Waverley, seeing her as an icon of the Clyde in the summer months.

The edge was taken off with who I think was the chief engineer. It wasn't so much that he objected to appearing in one of my photographs, but the way way in which he both expressed and animated himself.

Wouldn't have minded but he was only a very small part of the photograph, and as the engine room is always busy and lots of photos being taken I couldn't really understand his issue with me.

Such is life, but it was very off putting on the day.

We returned to Glasgow as the summer sun was setting and gave the opportunity for some nice shots.

The ticket machine at the Science Centre suffered a malfunction so after a bit if a delay the staff finally agreed to open the barriers and let us all get on the road to our respective homes.

 Departing from Glasgow

'Glenlee' at the Museum of Transport

Passengers on the Upper Deck

Approaching Customhouse Quay at Greenock

 Engine Room


 Approaching Largs Pier

Ladies Day Out

 Berthing at Rothesay

Leaving Rothesay

 Below Decks

Side View

 Souvenir Shop

 Dining Room

Passengers on Deck

Tied Up at Lochranza

 Lochranza Pier

 Loch Tarbert Docking

 Isle of Arran

Approaching Lochranza 

Ventilator Shaft

 Yachts Racing off Tighnabruaich


 Leaving Lochranza

Following Seagull

Titan Crane is Setting Sun 

Safely Berthed as the Sun Sets

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