Bournemouth Pier has been a regular calling point for Waverley since she first visited the South Coast in 1978. Many will recognise an image of Waverley alongside the famous pier but following the opening of the first pier to shore zip wire in the world in September 2014 a new vantage point has allowed some unusual images to be captured.
The PierZip offers a birds eye view of the pier and indeed any vessel berthed at it as users enjoy the 30 second thrilling ride. Regular zip wire user and photographer Carl Draper has given permission to share some of his photographs taken during Waverley's 2016 season. Carl has managed to capture some stunning shots and the PSPS is very grateful to him for allowing his images to be used.
Waverley on route from Swanage to Bournemouth with Old Harry Rocks in the distance.
Waverley approaches the pier as viewed from the zip wire.
Waverley approaching the Pier. The zip wire tower can be seen at the seaward end of the pier.
Waverley berthing at the east side of the pier.
Waverley rests at Bournemouth Pier.
An image of colour with Waverley berthed at Bournemouth Pier as the day light starts to fade.
For more information on Carl Draper's photography visit his Facebook page.
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