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Doon the water

I love any excuse to go ‘doon the water’, especially if it involves the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world. The Waverley is such a fantastic piece of Scottish heritage which still does day trips from the river Clyde in Glasgow to various destinations around the western isles. It also spends some time down south in early summer.
On this particular day we had a wee day out on Rothesay and had a blast.

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Waverley Paddle Steamer day out

Over the past ten years my family went “doon the water”, touring the Clyde estuary, its seaside ports and islands aboard the last sea-going paddle steamer in the world – a day out on the Waverley.

If you have visitors, or just need to get some fresh-air then a day on the Waverley is an invigorating experience. From the rush of sea air to foaming seas, the searing heat, smell of the engine room and the chattering paddles. Their cutting of the sea propelling the boat along rapidly. On two trips we had the of luck being accompanied by pipers, guitarists and more. This creating a jolly soundtrack.

Highly recommended. Book tickets Waverley tickets here.