Waverley in Loch Riddon 1975

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

Waverley in Loch Riddon 1975

During Waverley’s first season in preservation Loch Riddon was a regular cruising destination on a Sunday afternoon. The following pictures have been kindly provided by Captain Murray Paterson which show Waverley on Sunday 3rd August 1975 making the turn into Loch Riddon after coming through the narrows and then turning in Loch Riddon before heading back through the narrows. Her turning circle allowed her to turn in one attempt although this is unlikely to be possible nowadays with yacht moorings etc. On this occasion as Waverley left Loch Riddon the Queen Mary can be seen passing through the narrows.

Waverley entering Loch Riddon Sunday 3rd August 1975.

Waverley makes her turn in Loch Riddon.

Waverley heads back towards the Kyles of Bute as Queen Mary passes through the narrows.

A typical scene in the early years of Waverley’s preservation.

Many thanks to Murray for allowing these pictures to be shared on this blog. Any other pictures of Waverley in and around Loch Riddon would be most welcome, email them to pspscruising@hotmail.co.uk.

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