Many photographs have started to appear on various websites but it seems appropriate that some are shared on this blog. Some of the following photographs were taken by Roy Tait and David Shirres.
|Waverley arriving at Greenock having sailed light from Glasgow. (Photo P Semple)|
The Second Snark passing Waverley at Greenock at the start of the special sailings. (Photo S Cameron)
|The Second Snark departed from the Victoria Harbour Greenock before Waverley departed from Custom House Quay to allow those aboard The Second Snark to view Waverley's departure. (Photo P Semple)|
After departing Greenock Waverley headed for Helensburgh, Largs and Rothesay before making her way through the Kyles of Bute and into Loch Riddon.
|Waverley entering Rothesay Bay. (Photo D Shirres)|
Those lucky enough to be aboard The Second Snark had the unique opportunity of photographing Waverley as she sailed through the narrows and some excellent shots were to be had as shown below.
|Waverley passes through the narrows. (Photo D Shirres)|
|The Second Snark at Ormidale allowing those who had sailed out on her to land. (Photo R Tait)|
|The Second Snark made 3 return crossings between Waverley and Ormidale pier to allow passengers the option of about 25 minutes ashore. (Photo R Tait)|
|Some of the passengers in this shot were aboard Waverley on her previous PSPS charter to Ormidale. The Second Snark can be seen alongside Waverley, she provided a perfect transfer from Waverley's sponson. (Photo P Semple)|
|Waverley rests at anchor. (Photo P Semple)|
|With a combined age of 139 it was enjoyable to witness two historic Clyde built vessels working together. |
(Photo P Semple)
|Paddle box and banner. (Photo P Semple)|
|Waverley lifts her anchor. (Photo R Tait)|
|Heading back through the narrows and towards Rothesay. (Photo R Tait)|
|Throughout the day both the CRSC and PSPS flags were flown above Waverley's bridge meaning the Pilot exemption flag was unusually flown on her bow. (Photo D Shirres)|
|Heading for Helensburgh passing the Cloch lighthouse. (Photo R Tait)|
Overall the day was memorable and unlikely ever to be repeated (the same may have been said in 1972!). Sincere thanks are due to Iain Quinn (CCA) and Neil Guthrie (CRSC) for showing their commitment to organising the event. Thanks must also go to the crew of both Waverley and The Second Snark for ensuring the day ran as per the original plan although passenger numbers were probably affected by the recent weather pattern if not the tennis. If events such as this are likely to be arranged again in the future the support of the PSPS membership is vital to ensure success.
and the sincere thanks of the PSPS Scottish Branch Committee to Paul Semple without whose input, this great day out would not have happened