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Photoblog: View from the deck (1)

Posted by indigodream on 12 June, 2012

Monday 11th June

We are still trying to take in the whole jubilee experience – the more we talk about it the more fantastic is seems!

I’ve even reconciled myself to the rain – given the weather that we’ve had since, I’m quite glad that we had such a nice day for the pageant 🙂

My unusually succinct summary of the day is “WWW” – “Wow Wow Wow” and “Wet Wet Wet”!

Photoblog:

Getting into position: close-up of the floating belfry – I would have loved to seen them in action…

Reporters will talk about the jolly view of the river depicted by Canaletto (http://www.wikipaintings.org/en/canaletto/the-river-thames-with-st-paul-s-cathedral-on-lord-mayor-s-day#supersized-artistPaintings-250550) but I like this more ‘industrial’ scene…

The Queen’s barge was a colourful glow in the gloom!

Getting into position: This was my favourite part of the day – moving through the melee of boats from Barn Elms reach to Chiswick – it was our only chance of seeing the variety of boats that would be taking part in the pageant.

So nice to see the crowds on the foreshore – it’s not a sight we normally get to enjoy – at this state we’d normally be chasing to tide to Limehouse or Teddington…there’s something very nice about cruising with the barrier closed!

Getting into position: turning ours noses downstream before the mid-river rafting manoeuvre…

Perfectly rafted up – the breeze that blew the bunting didn’t seem to bother the boats….

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