I think we got the best weather of the week last Thursday for a five island trip on PS Waverley, the world's last sea going paddle steamer.
There is something special about this beautiful ship, from her varnished wooden seats on the open decks to the two iconic funnels in her midships.
The cruise left from Greenock, stopping at several ports on her way south as far as Arran, before turning around just short of Pladda to start her homeward journey.
Here is the first of my pictures from a very enjoyable day out.
|One of two lounge bars on board|
|Passengers enjoying the sunshine|
|Engine room crew keep the paddles turning|
|Toward lighthouse at the southern tip of Cowal peninsula|
|A passing yacht|
|MV Argylle approaching Rothesay|