Having departed Avonmouth early this morning Waverley was unable to berth ar Clevedon and made for Penarth. The ship remained alongside for over 1 hour - presumably waiting for those passangers whe decided to drive across from Clevedon for the cruise.
The sailing had been ammended and the ship went to Ilfracombe with a Exmoor coast cruise in place of Lundy Island . . . right to the last the weather has done damage to her operation in the area! She loaded a good number of passengers at Penarth however.
If the 2011 Appeal to raise funds for the ships operation fails today will go down in history as the day the final Paddle Steamer excursion sailed from Penarth Pier ending a tradition that started in 1895 . .