Friday, 31 August 2012

PS Waverley off service in Avonmouth

An off service day for the paddler in Avonmouth today. 

Sails tomorrow 0830 to take up service to take up service in the Bristol Channel for the next 9 days before moving to the South Coast and Thames before heading back to the Clyde in late October. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

Paddle Steamer Waverley - back on the Bristol Channel.

When I took the below picture on Sunday 19th June 2011 I did wonder it it'd be the last time PS Waverley would sail on the Bristol Channel. With the poor financial climate, rising fuel costs and poor weather not helping things weren't looking too good for The Worlds Last Sea Going Paddle Steamer. A few 'die hard'supporters stood in silence as she slipped behind Lavernock Point and onwards into the night . .  

Following the success of an appeal PS Waverley has continued to operate and today marked her first sailing of her rather brief 2012 visit. The ship sails here until she moves to the South Coast and then Thames. See Waverley Excursions for more info and sailing details. Don't take her continued operation for granted . . .

Here we see her arriving at Penarth this evening from Minehead. In rather poor conditions the ship completed her schedule with the exception of the cruise from Minehead to Porlock.

Sunday, 19 August 2012

Friday, 17 August 2012

Guy and Jack James

Damen 1605 Stan Tug's based in Portsmouth. Both very well maintained - as are the other tugs in the Butcher fleet. 

Maersk Rapier - IMO 9167150

Departing from Portsmouth today. The vessel is on MOD charter. 

Star Best - IMO 9350989

Outbound from Portsmouth today bound for Columbia. Currently south of Mounts Bay rattling on at 19.9 knots.

Tuesday, 7 August 2012

British Summer!

Portishead Marina - Festival on the Quay 2012

A few pictures from Portishead Marina's annual event. 

Fisher 25 'Nancy Liz'

From the wheelhouse.

Isambard Brunel at Portishead Marina.

 Pride of Bristol - see here

Marjorie at Portishead - see here

Early on the tide at Portishead.