Waverley – 24th June 2007


75th Anniversary cruise
Greenock, Kilcreggan, Blairmore, Largs, Rothesay,
Loch Striven, Round Bute, Millport (time ashore),
Fairlie (photo call only), Largs, Greenock
Notes and photographs:  Charles McCrossan
This was a day of contrasts – setting off from Greenock in what could be called idyllic conditions, we enjoyed a good days cruising until near our arrival at Millport, by which time it had become very overcast and dull.  Leaving Waverley at Millport, where there was a short time ashore, I took the bus and ferry back to Largs where my car was and headed up the Haylie Brae for what I thought would be an unusual shot at Fairlie Pier.  The heavens opened and I was drenched by the time I got to a vantage point to see the pier.  It was difficult to see Waverley at all.  Fortunately the rain cleared as she was leaving Fairlie pier but I had a very uncomfortable car journey back to Glasgow.

Nornews Leader and Euphoria at GOT  Euphoria at GOT   Sleat in Holy Loch as diving support vessel
 Sleat and Sound of Scalpay Holy Loch Bute Departing Rothesay  Loch Shira at Cumbrae Slip 
 Waverley at Fairlie in heavy rain
from Haylie Brae
 Waverley at Fairlie Pier
with Hunterston Terminal
in background
Waverley departing Fairlie Pier
Waverley arriving Largs with
clear view of CRSC pennant
almost level with bridge