Islanders are waving goodbye to the PS Waverley for another year after bad weather put an end to its final Isle of Wight visits.

The historic vessel was due to set sail from Portsmouth, Yarmouth and Swanage on Tuesday (19) and Wednesday (20).

But forecast strong winds and resulting sea conditions have put a stop to the visits.

Waverley's 2023 South Coast sailings concluded yesterday evening (Sunday), with the ship moving overnight to Gravesend.

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A post on the paddle steamer's Facebook page said: "We are exceptionally grateful to the thousands of passengers and supporters who have stepped aboard in the past two weeks and help make this year's South Coast season one of the most successful."

This year, Islanders have also seen the paddle steamer turn back the clock to visit Ryde Pier.

The London and Thames Estuary sailings begin on Friday, September 22.