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Boat Blog: Jubilee Day (1)

Posted by indigodream on 3 June, 2012

Sunday 3rd June – 8am

The Indigo Dreamers are wide awake and living the dream this morning – our enthusiastic onboard crew were up at 6am, we were joined soon after by the Herbie’s, who’d had an epic early morning drive down from Crick; by 6.30am Steve and Margaret were aboard and we were ready for….coffee!

We peeled away from West India Dock wall at 7.20am and are now hovering outside the gargantuan lock onto the river. The Thames barrier is due to close at 9am but we’re moored upstream so they can’t stop us now 🙂

The weather is a bit damp but the apocalyptic overnight rain has stopped and it is quite calm now that we’re out of wind tunnel created by Canary Wharf’s tall towers.

The gathered flotilla of decorated narrowboats are a wonderful sight – we’ve just had the treat of seeing Prsident come steaming past at speed – it’s already a special day and it’s barely started.

Our bunting is a little soggy but our spirits are high – we have waterproofs, coffee, tea and lots of food – and that’s all a narrowboater needs!

3 Responses to “Boat Blog: Jubilee Day (1)”

  1. Ali said

    Hi All,
    have a great day, What an occasion, I am so jealous and wish I could be there. I will be watching on TV in the dry with the champagne.
    Stay safe

  2. Look out for the Royal Iris on the south shore if you get near to the Thames Barrier. A piece of Mersey history in a sad state. Have a great day – despite the weather!

  3. Carol said

    To all the crew – enjoy the day – stay safe – we’ll be glued to the telly looking out for you – say hello to Diane and Colin on Dragonfly if you can. Best wishes Carol and George NB Rock n Roll

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