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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by mcmahos » Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:44 pm

Flying down off Arran at 15.9knts.
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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by alasdairmac » Sat Jun 01, 2013 8:16 pm

unless the tide is helping her along then at that rate she's keeping a great big smile on BP shareholder's faces.:-?

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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Jun 02, 2013 2:47 am

About 10 miles South of the Isle of Man at 02:45 hours doing 16.3 knots. Go girl!
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Post by yorkieman » Sun Jun 02, 2013 7:10 am

Just entering the main Mersey approach channel, 0710. :clap:
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Post by alasdairmac » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:34 am

well done old girl ! :grin:

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Post by yorkieman » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:57 am

I presume they have reliefs after sailing for 16 hours and due to make a 10 hour cruise?
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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by Angus Mac Kinnon » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:01 am

yorkieman wrote:Just entering the main Mersey approach channel, 0710. :clap:

Here, that's not bad going for a 67 year old ....... I'm only three years older but down to two knots now, and that's with a following wind as well ......

Hey, Parrotonian, that's Clydebuilt for you, ya cannae whack it :lol:
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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by riverman » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:05 am

Photo of her in the Mersey on Tug Talk. :clap:
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Post by yorkieman » Sun Jun 02, 2013 9:43 am

Angus Mac Kinnon wrote: Here, that's not bad going for a 67 year old ....... I'm only three years older but down to two knots now, and that's with a following wind as well ......
.... we don't wish to know about your following wind, Ancient Troonite :oops:
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Post by yorkieman » Sun Jun 02, 2013 11:59 am

Presently (12.00) clear of the Mersey channel and heading towards North Wales coast, nice sunny day for it as well.
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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by alasdairmac » Sun Jun 02, 2013 8:04 pm

back in Liverool. looks like shes given her passengers a great day out.

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Post by alasdairmac » Mon Jun 03, 2013 11:38 am

Fleein' along at up to 16 knots en route to Clevedon for her scheduled sail from there at noon on Wednesday. Why so fast when she's got time to make the passage at her more sedate and less fuel thirsty usual 14 knots? Is it simply that being so lightly loaded, the same fuel burn delivers the extra knot or two?

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Post by alasdairmac » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:30 am

Racing down the Bristol Channel from Penarth right now at18.2 knots. Looks like she's having a great time down there with the very best of weather and as far as I can tell all cruises operated to schedule. Let's hope that she's had the passenger loadings she deserves - and needs to make up for the poor WI weekend and the lost Liverpool sailings.

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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by alasdairmac » Thu Jun 13, 2013 4:59 pm

Storm-bound in Avonmouth today - perhaps not surprising given the forecast and that she was due to have gone out to Lundy Island. This is the first day of her Bristol Channel season that she's missed.

A gale warning is still in force for sea area Lundy and as Waverley is again due to sail in the outer Bristol Channel area tomorrow (Ilfracombe/Porthcawl) the prospects don't look too good.

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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by millfield153a » Thu Jun 13, 2013 10:10 pm

Sadly, the website indicated that Wednesday's sailing was also cancelled, though it wasn't until this morning that she made it back to Avonmouth. Friday's sailing has already been cancelled.

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Post by alasdairmac » Thu Jun 13, 2013 11:11 pm

Not so good. Even with some good loads over the first week, these three lost days will start to leave a big hole in the budget. Let's hope the weather breaks for the weekend.

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Post by alasdairmac » Sat Jun 22, 2013 11:10 pm

Sadly another two days lost to the weather with both today and tomorrow cancelled. Let's hope for a bumper Clyde season to compensate.

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Post by alasdairmac » Mon Jun 24, 2013 10:35 am

On her way home. Abeam Swansea at 10:30 bst and so all going well she should be back up the river early tomorrow afternoon.

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Post by bobrobert » Mon Jun 24, 2013 3:15 pm

Hopefully she makes it. At the end of last season the cancelled Saturday sailing in October wasn't good though the Sunday trip was a fitting end to the season. Forty four hours sailing arriving back about 04.00 hrs and "spick and span" at 10.00hrs for departure was an achievement the company should be congratulated on? :clap:

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Post by alasdairmac » Mon Jun 24, 2013 4:05 pm

Making slow progress right now - she's down to 10 knots coming round the corner into the Irish Sea. Still, plenty of time for Friday.

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Post by alasdairmac » Tue Jun 25, 2013 10:08 am

almost home. AIS showing her at 16.2 knots passing Dumbarton.

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Re: WAVERLEY 2013

Post by Allan » Tue Jun 25, 2013 1:15 pm

Back in her customary place - her AIS icon sitting beside her photographic image's starboard lifeboat.
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Post by alasdairmac » Tue Jun 25, 2013 5:13 pm

Given that she berths in virtually exactly the same place every time with her paddle box lined up with the opening in the quayside rails, and that her GPS receiver is most likely on the bridge roof, it shows you just how accurate the system is. It's probably no more than 2 or 3 metres out.

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Post by bobrobert » Fri Jun 28, 2013 2:13 pm

Does anyone have trouble posting to Waverley's Facebook page in the last couple of days? I get a message about leaving the page or staying on and then whatever I choose then a post isn't completed. At the risk of sounding paranoid do they operate a blocking system for posters that have possibly upset them?

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Post by alasdairmac » Fri Jun 28, 2013 6:24 pm

I havnt tried recently but I have heard tales of critics being banned. Common practice elsewhere but whether true or not with WEL I dont know

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Post by mcmahos » Fri Jun 28, 2013 10:05 pm

To my knowledge, owners of pages can 'unsubscribe' members from their pages which in effect stops them from posting, but if you can get on the page and start a post, sounds more like a FB glitch. WEL need to embrace FB and Social Media though because banning folk (which they have done) doesn't gain any friends or goodwill.
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Post by bobrobert » Sat Jun 29, 2013 10:02 am

I have tried a post to no avail and I am pretty sure that I haven't upset them. Generally happy with the way things are run. The last post to the site seems to be Wednesday. Maybe they have banned everyone and taken off with the money from season ticket sales? :)

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Post by alasdairmac » Tue Jul 02, 2013 6:00 pm

Bob. I've twice tried to post in the last two days and while I can type my message, it never appears. I was rather critically enquiring as to why they had ceased the old tradition of playing "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" as she navigated the narrows of the Kyles of Bute so perhaps it fell foul of the WEL censor's blue pencil.

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Post by bobrobert » Wed Jul 03, 2013 8:22 am

I have managed to post to the page by "replying" to someone's post but couldn't start a new post.

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Post by yorkieman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:00 pm

alasdairmac wrote:Bob. I've twice tried to post in the last two days and while I can type my message, it never appears. I was rather critically enquiring as to why they had ceased the old tradition of playing "Entrance of the Queen of Sheba" as she navigated the narrows of the Kyles of Bute so perhaps it fell foul of the WEL censor's blue pencil.

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Post by Allan » Wed Jul 03, 2013 1:40 pm

Think you've started something here -

How about "Guide me Oh thou great Jehovah"?
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Post by alasdairmac » Wed Jul 03, 2013 3:49 pm

bad ideas chaps. One of Waverley's masters, who must remain nameless, might think that you are addressing him !

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Post by yorkieman » Wed Jul 03, 2013 6:25 pm

OK then ditch the religion, just lie back and enjoy .... some fine old film, and yes he does get to sing, eventually

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvOaP5G3fWc
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:17 pm

Passing Dumbarton Rock and at Helensburgh today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:20 pm

At Helensburgh today.
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Post by riverman » Sat Jul 06, 2013 8:22 pm

At Helensburgh today.
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Post by millfield153a » Sat Jul 06, 2013 9:12 pm

Capt Steve Michel in command while Capt O' Brian has some time off.

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Post by SCameron » Mon Jul 08, 2013 9:59 am

Not able to sail so much these day - yesterday was only my second of the year but it was the Clyde at its best
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Post by SCameron » Mon Jul 08, 2013 10:01 am

Not able to sail so much these day - yesterday was only my second of the year but it was the Clyde at its best
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Post by dougie-coull » Mon Jul 08, 2013 2:57 pm

Not all plain sailing on Saturday - http://www.inverclydenow.com/today/9844 ... isturbance :(
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Post by bobrobert » Mon Jul 08, 2013 3:12 pm

I rarely go on the Waverley on a Saturday because of the possibility of this happening. The main bar is mobbed all the way from Glasgow to Rothesay and back by a hard drinking team. I enjoy a drink myself but it is difficult to get into the bar. A difficult problem to control unless the bar is tightly supervised. The searches at Glasgow and Rothesay help.

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Post by Clydebuilt1971 » Tue Jul 09, 2013 1:13 pm

Unfortunate incident - I assume that WEL have the usual security team on board for the Rothesay - Glasgow run. It was a nice warm day on Saturday so folk drinking on "an empty heed" isnt a good mix!

Heres hoping this is not repeated and the ship goes on to have a good summer season.

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Post by alasdairmac » Tue Jul 09, 2013 2:59 pm

Group4 were on the previous Saturday

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Post by gerrydee » Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:54 am

SCameron wrote:Not able to sail so much these day - yesterday was only my second of the year but it was the Clyde at its best
STUART Nice to see you able to get back aboard and enjoy a bit of sailing on the Clyde ,looks like you brought the good weather with you
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Post by riverman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:01 pm

A busy Waverley arrives at Kilcreggan today. ;)
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Post by riverman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:05 pm

Alongside Kilcreggan on a beautiful day. :)
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Post by riverman » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:17 pm

Next stop Dunoon. :D
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Post by riverman » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:08 pm

A busy Helensburgh Pier this morning awaits the arrival of the Waverley in glorious weather. ;)
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Post by riverman » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:12 pm

Alongside Helensburgh Pier this morning. :|
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Post by riverman » Thu Jul 18, 2013 1:15 pm

At Helensburgh this morning. :)
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