12 thoughts on “Paddle Steamer Waverly”

  1. Hello Jazz: nice photo. You could make it slightly larger. The first one I posted here took over most of site, so I had to shrink it in a hurry.

  2. Surely the Waverley’s sister ship should be a paddle steamer too, Low Wattage? I thought that the Waverley was the only ocean-going paddle-steamer left in the world. It’s always good to see her when we’re on the West Coast of Scotland. The only long trip we took on the Waverley was from Ayr to the Mull of Kintyre. We left Ayr harbour in bright sunshine, though Arran wasn’t visible. The we sailed into a thick bank of mist and emerged into bright sunshine on the other side at Brodick. The mist became so bad that the trip round the Mull was abandoned and we had an exciting two hours in Campbelltown, then sailed all the way back in sunshine. That’s unpredictable Scottish weather for you.

  3. Hello Sheona: Sorry to disappoint, but she ain’t, Waverly excursions ltd. run two ships all around the coast of Britain, depending on the season. One is the Scottish Paddle steamer Waverley and the other is the ex P&A Campbells, White Funnel Line (Bristol) steamer Balmoral. Balmoral was last in regular service in the Bristol Channel running from Cardiff to Weston etc. I have ridden this boat often when she was in the Campbells fleet in the early sixties.

    Here’s a link


  4. I’ve managed to increase the size of the Waverley sunset pic (just for you Araminta)

    The picture below is one that I like. There is usually a band in the forward saloon. This clarinetist came up for air (I presume). I think he was serenading the lady in pink sitting by the funnel, anyway I liked the picture so I took it.

  5. Just about to log off and just spotted this, Jazz. Thank you, it looks very much more dramatic now. Nice picture of the on board entertainer. The lady looks just slightly embarrassed, don’t you think?

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