Waverley Arrives On Bristol Channel

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Waverley Arrives On Bristol Channel

Waverley arrived at Cardiff Docks on 1st June in readiness for more than two weeks of sailings on the Bristol Channel starting with a cruise from Penarth and Clevedon on Friday 2nd June.

Here she is arriving at Clevedon Pier shortly before 11am

She had left Penarth at 9.45am.

Captain Dominic McCall on the starboard bridge wing with mate Gary Stevenson and the pilot (left)

Paddle Steamer Kingswear Castle Trust Treasurer Keith Adams sitting on the port paddle box

Wessex Branch chairman Chris Warren and his wife Paula (on the left) prepare for boarding

Charlie and Richard Turner discuss paddle steamers with Douglas McGowan and his wife Jean

Having completed a TV interview on the pier Waverley General Manager Paul Semple and his purser Andrew Comrie supervise the embarkation of passengers.

Off we go for a day trip from Clevedon round the Holm Islands and then along the Welsh Coast to Nash Point. Across this first day on the Bristol Channel almost 1,400 passengers stepped aboard.

Waverley is running a variety of trips on the Bristol Channel until Sunday 18th June but advance booking is now strongly recommended given the level of interest generated by her return after an absence since 2018. Waverley Excursions – The world’s last Seagoing paddle steamer