The Voyage North-About

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

As in 2000, Waverley is returning to her native Clyde waters via the North of Scotland.

The steamer reached Aberdeen at 16:41 on 10 June 2003, 23 hours and 56 minutes after leaving Great Yarmouth.

This picture is from the Marex Offshore Aberdeen Harbour webcam.

Their web site reports “Breaking news in Aberdeen is that UK Offshore Operators are investigating a new mode of crew change transfer to offshore. The mode is rumoured to be more luxurious but cheaper to operate. We at MMASS are not certain whether the paddle vessel Waverley is this new mode.”

View shows the ship passing ‘Fittie’.

Waverley continued to make good progress since leaving Aberdeen on Tuesday night and was sailing past Mallaig at 15:30 on Wednesday afternoon. She is due at Anderston Quay on Thursday morning.

Words by Stuart Cameron.