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A Trip on the Waverley Paddle Steamer

Today I went for a boat ride on the Waverley, the world’s last seagoing paddle steamer (pictured above). It was from the Seacombe landing stage on the Mersey to the pier at Llandudno and back. What was surprising about the trip was how far out into the Irish Sea we went, about 12 miles of the coast. I expected us to closely follow the coast, giving good views of it.

The rest of this post is about why we had to go out so far. It will refer to this map of the Mersey Estuary.

Tags: MerseysideWaverley-Paddle-Steamer

Author: Paul Chappell

Published: 25 June 2024