Waverley Reaches Oban

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

Waverley Reaches Oban

Waverley departed her Glasgow Science Centre berth just after 7am on Tuesday 30th May to start her journey north and into MacBrayne territory. After calling at Greenock’s Custom House Quay she sailed directly for Campbeltown before rounding the Mull at 2pm. As is now the custom on her single trips between Glasgow and Oban she made her way to Colonsay for 30 minutes alongside, her speed having increased to over 18 knots as she headed north passing between Islay and Jura. Colonsay was reached just after 5.30pm giving those on board the opportunity of a brief visit ashore with time for a few pictures before heading direct for Oban.

Waverley reached Oban by the scheduled arrival time of 8.30pm where coaches were waiting for those making their way back to Glasgow, Greenock and Campbeltown. Daniel Eichenberger has kindly provided the following pictures recording the once annual sailing from Glasgow to Oban.

Waverley at Glasgow before she departs for her journey north to Oban.Daniel Eichenberger

Waverley heads north after rounding the Mull of Kintyre.Daniel Eichenberger

Alongside at Colonsay with Waverley appearing at the end of a faint rainbow.Daniel Eichenberger

Waverley at Oban’s North Pier as the sun sets.Daniel Eichenberger