Waverley to Iona

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

Waverley to Iona

As per timetable Waverley departed Fort William on Monday 4th June direct to Oban before heading along the south coast of Mull to land at Iona. In 2011 weather conditions prevented her from landing any passengers but this year weather conditions were excellent allowing each of her 500 passengers about an hour and a half ashore on the island.

Waverley approaches Oban’s North Pier

Waverley looks smart with paint work perfect and flags to mark the Jubilee

Berthing at the North Pier

Waverley at anchor off Iona

In all it was a Waverley day to remember and thanks are due to all those who have worked hard over the winter both ashore and on-board to ensure that she continues to allow passengers that unique opportunity to sail on a paddle steamer. Now in her 38th season of operational preservation the support of all her followers will help to ensure that she returns to Iona again in the future.

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