Originally Posted by Neil Claydon
I knew she was back from their website, nice to get the last trip of the year in though, wish I had been there.
I was amazed at the number of people on board during my trip who had been following her all round the coast for the summer. One couple my son and I spoke to had been on just about every trip this year, I suppose you would at least get value from the supporters group membership
I wonder if the winter overhaul will include repairing the accident damage to the forward port-side timber around the paddle box.
Sounthend Pier is a lot tuffer than a bit of timber it seems, standing on the pier imediatly above her as she docked I never even felt a tremor, saw the flying splinters though
Ooops! - hope the Captain had 'fully comp' insurance!
Actually I was very impressed watching him reverse on to the jetty at Helensburgh perfectly ...must take some skill.