The New Season Gets Off to a Great Start – Glasgow to Oban
on a rather grey and overcast morning – but the forecast for the weekend was good!
This far it has remained grey and overcast during the voyage, despite reports from home of
loads of blue sky and sunshine back in Glasgow since we left. With a stiff (cold) breeze,
passengers remain wrapped up but Waverley is heading for that spot of blue in the distance.
Soon all the coats were coming off, the bottles of suncream were being dug out
of the bottom of rucksacks, and the cream was being liberally applied as we
enjoyed the last five or so hours of the voyage in the most idylic sailing conditions.
If only we could “bottle” such a Waverley experience!
and set off back to Glasgow where we arrived just about on the dot of timetable time at 23:00
One of Dodds buses is seen here heading along the shore of Loch Etive
daylight with the return trip to Glasgow being almost all in daylight, and through some
really lovely scenery – which compensates greatly for the necessary coach journey –
as seen above and below.
back sometime over the weekend to sail again on Waverley in the Western Isles. The Sunday evening sailing from Oban to Fort William and back has been arranged
as a Ceilidh Cruise with entertainment being provided by Oban Gaelic Choir
The cruise is intended to raise funds for both PS Waverley and
the annual Highlands and Islands Music and Dance Festival. Details are below – the weather looks really promising and it
should be a great night of traditional Scottish entertainment.
Please come along and support the evening cruise
if you can be in Oban on Sunday night