Waverley 2002 – Waverley at Easter

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Waverley 2002 – Waverley at Easter

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The mighty paddler came out of hibernation for five days over Easter. She steamed from Glasgow to Rothesay, Tighnabruaich, Round the Cumbaes, Loch Striven and the three Lochs. Altogether 4,368 passengers were carried.

The steamer’s whistle sounds an Easter greeting passing Govan on 29th March.|Tom Dunlop
Easter reflections.|Tom Dunlop
Sweeping past Renfrew.|Tom Dunlop
Detail from the same picture.|Tom Dunlop
At Rothesay on 30th March.|Tom Dunlop
Passing through the Kyles of Bute later the same day.|Tom Dunlop
Waverley leaving Tighnabruaich on 30th March 2002.|Robert Whitelaw
Another shot at Tighnabruaich.|Robert Whitelaw
PS Waverley in company with MV Jupiter off Gourock on 31st March 2002.|Robert Whitelaw

This picture was taken by Jon Davies, who served in the crew over the weekend, on the day he left the ship (3rd April 2002). Here we see the Waverley at Anderston Quay just after completing her successful Easter timetable. In the view are some of the Crew making the necessary changes for her to go back into brief lay-up until her main Season begins on 3rd May 2002.

Martin Longhurst

This article was first published on Martin Longhurst’s Waverley – The Unofficial Site.