Thanks for those kind words, glad you enjoyed the pics.
I think I was last on the Waverley in 1958 when I crossed the Bristol Channel from Weston Super Mare to Penarth at the end of a cycling/youth hostelling trip with my brother and a cousin.
I think The Medway Queen has been restored and is now at Gillingham and I do remember seeing it about 5 years ago at a dockyard in Bristol having a hull restoration. As I'm sure you know it was involved in the Dunkirk evacuations in 1940, and for a time was a nightclub on the Isle of Wight. Lots of info on the web.
A long and chequered past, just like us!
Have you still got the pics from the Isle of Grain?
Here's a pic of the engine chugging along. 1/2 sec hand held.