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a few of my more exciting camera phone pictures - i'll try and keep them interesting.

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doon the waater

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took a trip 'doon the waater' today on the last sea-going paddle steamer
in the world, the P.S. Waverley.

1. the Waverley moored in Rothesay
2. one of said paddles
3. a *proper* engine, to turn said paddle
4. some good proper funnels
5. the 'band'. the man with the (midi) accordion is using it to play a
dodgy disco backing while he sings a horrendous flower of scotland/loch
lomond megamix. i think the man on the drums is just pretending, because i'm sure that what he's playing sounds nothing like the noises i'm hearing.
15th Jul 2005, 20:43   | tags:,


teflon says:

Personally, I'd have said "watter", not "waater". Maybe it's a south side thing.

It's been a while since I've been on ye olde PS Waverley, but I'm glad you pointed out that she's the world's last sea-going paddle steamer, because I think it's an offence not to.

16th Jul 2005, 01:01

kel says:

you should really consider a career as a glasgow tour guide, tef.

"you need a book about the book to understand that one, sure you do"

16th Jul 2005, 03:06

afrodave says:

google agrees, i regret to say. "doon the waater" returns 23 sites, "doon the watter" returns 3860. bah.

it certainly appears that it's a sackable offence for a member of the ship's crew to not use the full name of "Waverley, the world's last sea-going paddle steamer". perhaps it would be a civil matter between the Waverley Preservation Trust and someone who fails to mention it, if they were breaching their copyright by failing to mention it.

this comment makes no sense.

16th Jul 2005, 18:45

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