Clyde Summer Season’s Last Sail
Although the weather has not been kind to our paddler this season, the sun came out for Waverley’s last day on the Clyde this summer on Sunday 30th August for what was a great day.
On the way to Helensburgh from Glasgow, Waverley was dwarfed by the 141,000 ton Royal Princess berthed Greenock. Some on board commented on the contrast between the two ships. The phrase “floating block of flats” was heard.
After Helensburgh, the ship called at Largs and Dunoon. By then it was pleasantly full for the cruise up Loch Long where we turned at the entrance to Loch Goil. It was good to see folk of all ages having a blether and enjoying the fine views.
On the way back, thanks were given to the pier staff at our calling points for their help during the season. They were saluted by long blasts on the ship’s whistle.
From the Erskine Bridge she presented a fine sight
Although it became overcast on the way back, the ship arrived at Pacific Quay in Glasgow against a golden sunset.
The PSPS Scottish Branch would like to record its thanks to the crew who work long hours to make such sailings possible. On 31st August, they sail overnight to Liverpool to start Waverley’s English sailing season. We wish the ship success down south!