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PADDLE STEAMER WAVERLEY - 2012 SEASON HIGHLIGHTS


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Waverley departed Glasgow at around 07:00 hrs on Friday June 1st 2012 for Greenock, Campbeltown and Oban. Balmoral remains tied up - with two weeks to go before her season commences. En route she passed alongside the cruise liner Caribbean Princess at Greenock.
Photos by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte.

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A rare call at Campbeltown before rounding the Mull of Kintyre into open waters. Plenty of work is going on at the pier.


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Waverley arrived at Oban from Glasgow on a public run on the evening of June 1st 2012. Photo by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte


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On Bank Holiday Monday July 4th, Waverley began at Fort William (above) for a cruise to Oban and then to the Isle of Iona. Lying off is the cruise ship Ocean Countess. Photo by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte.

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Another Kenny Whyte view at Fort William


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Waverley lies off Iona with the local passenger tender alongside. In the foreground is Cal-Mac's car ferry Loch Buie which serves the short crossing to Fionnphort on the Isle of Mull. Photo by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte


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Waverley lies off Iona. Photo by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte


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Waverley lies in the Sound of Iona on June 4th affording passengers from Fort William and Oban the chance to set foot on the "sacred" isle where Christianity was believed to be introduced to Scotland and explore the island's Abbey.  Photo by kind courtesy of Frank Gradwell


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Waverley lies off the Isle of Staffa, well known for its unusual geological formation and for Fingal's Cave, on June 9th. Passengers reach the island by tender.  Photo by kind courtesy of Frank Gradwell.


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Another evocative view of Waverley and the island's tender by Frank Gradwell


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The Western Isles mini-season ends as Waverley passes Toward Point as she returns to the upper Firth of Clyde on the evening of June 11th.
Photo by kind courtesy of Kenny Whyte


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Waverley's first scheduled public Clyde cruise of the season, Friday 15th June, was a washout and she remained at Glasgow. The next day, she set sail to Largs to celebrate her 65th Anniversary in extremely poor weather. Clearly she was poorly patronised as this shot by Kenny Whyte shows. Cal-Mac's Rothesay car-ferry MV Bute is seen approaching Wemyss Bay as the paddler heads on down to Largs.


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Heading up the Firth off Wemyss Bay at 15:07 on June 17th. By courtesy of Kenny Whyte


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