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Archive for June 5th, 2012

Photoblog: View from the shore (1)

Posted by indigodream on 5 June, 2012

Tuesday 5th June

We have spent most of the day doing absolutely nothing! The build up to the jubilee, and the extraordinary day itself, has been exhausting. We are starting to accumulate photos from the shore (and downloading our own photos) – we hope that there are many more to come! We certainly heard people shouting the boat’s name and Richard’s name but we couldn’t make out individuals in the sea of faces lining the banks and bridges. We appreciated the support from the banks – we HAD to go through to the end, no matter how cold and wet, but the spectators could have gone to a warm dry pub, and they chose not to 🙂

There is about 60 seconds of narrowboating action (including Indigo Dream for the sharp-eyed) on the BBC highlights programme – there’s a link here – fast-forward to minute 46!

These photos are from a a friend of Richard’s, John Jones, who published them on Facebook – he obviously had a great view from his office at Clarksons

If you do have any photos of Indigo Dream taken from the shore then please let us know – they’re great for us, obviously, but ones featuring “Homer” may be useful to the Retired Greyhound Trust publicity people (with the photographer’s permission, of course)

Indigo Dream in all her finery – now you can see the front deck crew – me in the Homer suit, Sarah from nb Greyhound together with Steve and Margaret from nb North Star.

The back deck crew – Richard at the helm, Neil and Kath from nb Herbie, Andy from nb Greyhound and cousin Wyn from Wales!!

Look Kath (nb Bobcat) we are (almost) in line here!

and off we go!

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