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Waverley Leaves Dry Dock

Roy Tait


A little after 10am and Waverley is afloat once more. Notice that the deck shelter has now been painted in brown sans the scumbled finish.

A little after 10am and Waverley is afloat once more. Notice that the deck shelter has now been painted in brown sans the scumbled finish.Roy Tait

Flooding complete. The gangway has been lifted clear and the dock gates opened.

Flooding complete. The gangway has been lifted clear and the dock gates opened.Roy Tait

Waverley eases out of the dock and in to care of her old friends, Clyde Marine tugs Battlerand Biter.

Waverley eases out of the dock and in to care of her old friends, Clyde Marine tugs Battlerand Biter.Roy Tait

Clear of the dock.

Clear of the dock.Roy Tait

Edward Waverley is wearing his blue coat for a second successive season.

Edward Waverley is wearing his blue coat for a second successive season.Roy Tait

An opportunity to take a close look as Waverley passes the dock wall. Changes in perspective between each picture has resulted in Waverley gaining an third funnel!

An opportunity to take a close look as Waverley passes the dock wall. Changes in perspective between each picture has resulted in Waverley gaining an third funnel!Roy Tait

The tugs expertly manoeuvre Waverley out in to the channel.

The tugs expertly manoeuvre Waverley out in to the channel. Roy Tait

Arriving at Custom House Quay.

Arriving at Custom House Quay.Roy Tait

Concentration on the Bridge.

Concentration on the Bridge.Roy Tait

Battler leads Waverley in to her berth.

Battler leads Waverley in to her berth.Roy Tait

Battler gives Waverley a gentle nudge to bring her alongside the quay wall.

Battler gives Waverley a gentle nudge to bring her alongside the quay wall.Roy Tait

All done. Waverley will spend the next few days at Custom House Quay to allow work to be completed and for sea trials and compass swinging. She will return to Pacific Quay later in the week.

All done. Waverley will spend the next few days at Custom House Quay to allow work to be completed and for sea trials and compass swinging. She will return to Pacific Quay later in the week.Roy Tait

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