These are the distinctive red, black and white funnels of the Waverley - the last sea going paddle steamer in the world. She was docked at Custom House Quay in Greenock recently and I was able to get some photos.
She's a regular sight on the River Clyde in summer. For the last few years she has been cruising from Glasgow "doon the watter" to Greenock and Largs and then across to Dunoon and lots of other local destinations.
Waverley cruises are always full - not just with those who like to know all the technical details and tourists - but with many ordinary Scots, reliving their childhood memories of summer day trips and holidays.
She was named after Sir Walter Scott's first novel.
Waverley seems to be having a few technical problems at the moment, but I hope it won't be long till I see her paddling up and down the Clyde again - a truly majestic sight!
I'm linking up with Its A Very Cherry World for Rednesday.