SOUND OF SEIL
Evening Cruise on board Western Ferries – Sound of Seil
Departing McInroys Point and sailing to parts of the Firth not normally visited by Western Ferries
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As it was 7 years since the Club chartered one of the Western Ferries fleet, arrangements were made to allow members and friends of the CRSC to enjoy an evening cruise aboard MV SOUND OF SEIL.
It had been hoped to fix on a date for this outing that would not clash with other activities, but regrettably that proved impossible, Waverley’s run north for her West Highland Week being scheduled for this same date. As a consequence, the turnout was low, although sufficient to meet our outgoings. Our small band did however get their cruise in full, which was not the case for those who chose to go with the paddler.
The evening was cool with dark heavy clouds occasionally turning murky and wet. As Sound of Seil made her way over to McInroy’s Point to take up the charter a close-up view was had of a luxury block of flats (sorry M.V.Royal Princess) setting off from the Clyde and destined for Kirkwall. Having boarded her cruise passengers at the older south west facing ramp, Sound of Seil then showed a fine turn of speed as she sailed over to Dunoon, thence down the Cowal Coast towards Rothesay Bay before turning to cross the Firth to off Largs, then north again back to our starting point, this time berthing at the north east ramp.
The small but hardy band of Club Members and friends thoroughly enjoyed the Evening Breather and appreciated the effort taken by Western Ferries to make this short trip most worthwhile.
Photographs: Eric Schofield
Photographs: Norman Crawford
|At McInroy’s Point||At McInroy’s Point||Royal Princess||Sound of Seil|
|Argyle at Rothesay||Bute mid firth||Bute mid firth||On board Sound of Seil|
Photographs: John Crae
Photographs: Roy Paterson
|Western Ferries CRSC cruise ticket||Royal Princess 141,000 GRT leaving Greenock en route to Kirkwall, Sound of Seil at bow, Sound of Scarba at stern|
Photographs: John Newth