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Colin Bishop

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PS Waverley September 2008
« on: September 27, 2008, 09:01:14 PM »

I was fortunate enough to have a trip on Waverley on Thursday leaving Portsmouth at 10:15 and calling at Yarmouth and Bournemouth before sticking our nose into Lulworth Cove and finally returning to Portsmouth at 20:15. The ship is immaculate and it was a really enjoyable day. I thought some of you might like to see a selection of the 300+ pics i took.

Colin
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tobyker

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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2008, 11:27:39 PM »

You can't just say "Waverly". You have to say "Waverly - the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world". It's rather like the name of the prophet(PBBUHN).
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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2008, 11:28:33 PM »

just a querie, colin,
 but when she's down on the south coast at this time of year, do they still keep the majority scottish crew or do they emply locally..........would seam a long way to go home on weekend leave, of for releif crews. :-\
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Colin Bishop

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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #3 on: September 28, 2008, 10:24:26 AM »

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do they still keep the majority scottish crew or do they emply locally

Funny you should say that but there there seemed to be quite a few Eastern Europeans aboard. I don't know how the ship is crewed but for one of them it was his last voyage before retirement and we left him on Bournemouth pier with his grandchildren and a salute from Waverley's whistle ringing in his ears!
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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #4 on: September 28, 2008, 12:11:29 PM »

Lovely detailed photos Colin! And nice weather for a change!

Simon
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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #5 on: October 11, 2008, 10:42:07 PM »


Smashing pictures. Just like being there.  :-))

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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #6 on: October 20, 2008, 01:17:01 PM »

Colin thanks for the Pic's  I had a end of season trip a year ago only from Tower pier to southend.  brought that little trip back.

she looks glorious you cannot help but love that ship .  long may she sail.

Mick
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Re: PS Waverley September 2008
« Reply #7 on: October 20, 2008, 05:00:59 PM »

I love the sound of the boiler feed pump, which sounds like a slide whistle in operation.
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