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The Waverley

Great day out in Rothesay yesterday. Coach trip to Wemyss Bay (Click Here for a superb picture of the station at Wemyss Bay) , ferry to one of the most beautiful islands in the British Isles (Bute). My annual games of dominoes, putting and “bools” – oh aye and much imbibing, good company and some nice food – magic

On the return journey, some of us noticed that we could take the rather more expensive but definitely more interesting journey home via the Waverley paddle steamer. Thus it was that three of us who were clearly drunk, incapable and having taken complete leave of our senses more discerning than the other fifty or so folk on the day out, forked out the extra £15 for a trip on the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world.

I took this photo (via the phone) as she arrived at Rothesay pier

The Waverley

I’ve featured this shot a few times, I took it five years ago as the old lady approached Helensburgh Pier.

This one was taken by BLFP correspondent Almax at Campbeltown in May this year.

I’m not able to display the image, but if you click here there is a quite stunning picture of the Waverley passing Dumbarton Rock and Castle.

6 Responses

  1. Here, wis that they Sma’ Corks (or whatever their called)?

    Hope ma faither behaved himself!

  2. His behaviour was beyond reproach Gordon. Drunk but not disorderly.

    He wasn’t however one of the “Waverley three”

  3. Well Well I dont believe it you are right in there with the Great and Good.
    Was my old schoolmate Dunky Farquhar there.
    You must have money Big Man to get into that company,
    Not bad for a pet shop boy lol
    btw Does Milbers know about the circles you socialise in !!!!

  4. Money? you kidding sonsdiary?

    Ragged arsed rabble only begins to describe it. I feel great because it’s the one day in the year that makes me feel young!

    Dunky was there as he is every year. Good bloke.

  5. My folks were very pleased to see you, they never mentioned you’d “been down to see the engines”. It makes me wonder just how sober the pair of them were.

  6. Jimmy, any time I’m in the vicinity of Dunoon I seem to bump into your mum and dad. They were looking very fit and well and I only saw them on deck!

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