Balmoral leaves the Clyde

Supporting the preservation and operation of paddle steamers Waverley and Kingswear Castle

Balmoral leaves the Clyde

With Balmoral’s first passenger sailing for 2012 scheduled for Thursday 14th June it was at 9am on Wednesday 13th June she departed Princes Dock Glasgow and backed up river to be alongside Waverley for a few minutes. Both ships exchanged whistle salutes and Balmoral left for compass adjusting at the Tail of the Bank. She then left Custom House Quay Greenock early afternoon and headed for Garlieston via the Kyles of Bute. Over the coming weekend she is scheduled to sail to the Isle of Man from Garlieston on Thursday & Sunday and Whitehaven on Friday & Saturday. Waverley and Balmoral are not scheduled to meet again this season although could pass each other around the 28th August when Balmoral leaves the Bristol Channel and Waverley arrives.

The following photographs were taken today (Wednesday 13th June) by Joe McKendrick.

Balmoral turns before going astern in the river.

Off Greenock
P Semple