Waverley’s First Move of 2009 – Further Downriver.

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Waverley’s First Move of 2009 – Further Downriver.

Further to Charles’s coverage of the paddler from her berth in Glasgow to Erskine Bridge here are some shots from further down river.

These first two shots – taken by Tom McNeill shows the entourage passing Langbank.

Waverley had quite a crowd waiting for her as she rounded the Garvel Bend (not just seagulls!).

Clyde Marine’s Damen Tug “Bruiser” on the bow…

…and “Battler” on bringing up the rear.

The sun came out at this moment – causing the river to reflect nicely on Waverley’s Port Side.

After turning off Greenock Ocean Terminal the entourage headed back towards the entrance to Garvel Dry Dock.

The following shots show Waverley edging closer to the entrance to the dock.

Finally Waverley’s bow nudges into the dry dock.

So there you have it – our paddler is safely into dry dock – she should be coming out (under her own power this time) either over the weekend or early next week ready to undertake her first sailing of 2009 – to Oban leaving Glasgow at 0700.

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