Waverley to Girvan and Ailsa Craig

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Waverley to Girvan and Ailsa Craig

On Monday 20th August 2018, Waverley sailed from Glasgow to Largs and then on to Girvan and Ailsa Craig. The sailing was very unique as Waverley called twice at Girvan and sailed direct from Largs to Girvan. Both of these were not common occurrences.

Below is a selection of images from the cruise around Paddy’s Milestone as well as a video from the PSPS YouTube channel highlighting the day’s events.

The Ayrshire ports of Ardrossan, Troon and Ayr seen astern of Waverley.

Waverley heads for Girvan after completing a 270 degree turn to Starboard. Ailsa Craig is seen astern.

Waverley’s first call at Girvan.

Passengers from Ayr and Girvan board for the afternoon cruise.

Waverley arriving at Paddy’s Milestone.

Passengers get their cameras ready on the starboard side.

Ailsa Craig.

Sun shining on Paddy’s Milestone.

Waverley returning to Girvan after a successful cruise around the island.

Waverley arriving at Girvan on her second call of the day.


Passengers disembarking after their cruise.

Waverley alongside in Girvan.

Waverley in Girvan harbour with Ailsa Craig in the distance.

Waverley having come to rest after running astern out of Girvan.

Waverley starts to make way for Brodick and her unusual overnight berth.

Click the video below to watch a video of the day’s events.

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