A good weather forecast and cruising vouchers to be used up, prompted an early start from Cardiff on the 6.30am train to Southampton. Arriving at Pier 49 at 9.30 about 100 passengers were gathered on the quay waiting for Waverley to finish taking fuel bunkers before we could board.
|Alongside Pier 49 Southampton|
Arrived at Portsmouth on time and picked up about 200 more passenger, then proceeded to Yarmouth in improving weather. At Yarmouth a number of passengers disembarked for a few hours ashore while a similar number joined for the afternoon cruise to the Needles and Freshwater Bay.
|Cruising towards Yarmouth in improving weather|
|Approaching Yarmouth Pier|
|Approaching The Needles from Freshwater Bay|