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Archive for June 18th, 2012

Photoblog: Queens Diamond Jubilee – View from the deck (3)

Posted by indigodream on 18 June, 2012

Wednesday 13th June

This collection of photos covers our cruise from Albert Bridge to Tower Bridge, where our camera battery died of hypothermia! Check out Herbie’s blog for a photo of the queen as we passed close by.

There are many more photos of the whole jubilee in my facebook albums –

Here we are at the official starting point – the Queen’s barge has long since moved downstream at the head of the pageant – I’m glad we caught up with her later πŸ™‚

It was so nice that people had stayed on after the queen’s departure in order to wave the rest of the flotilla away…

Friends have told us that the crowds were 20 deep along the shore – I wonder if they co-ordinated their umbrellas to make a tent? πŸ™‚

Passing under Chelsea Bridge- how the crowds cheered – but don’t worry, we don’t expect this adulation every time we cruise…..

The line looking good as we passed the iconic Battersea Power Station..


And more crowds!
By this stage we were envying the wine glasses being enthusiastically waved from the party boats and balconies – a “wee dram” would have warmed us nicely but strictly no alcohol for the jubilee crews!

The formation still in good order behind us…

Bit damp – it was now 4.30pm according to the big clock!

Every pod was packed with spectators – what a glorious view they must have had from the top…

The flags and flotilla are still cruising proudly – despite the rain!

We were childishly excited to see the bascules open – our line in the column was meant to go under the left hand arch, but the whole convoy rebelliously squashed through the central arch – well, it just had to be done – I doubt whether we’ll get another opportunity to cruise under the open bascules in a narrowboat πŸ™‚
But that’s the last photo – at this point our slightly saturated camera battery died – just before we passed the queen – “that’s life” as they say πŸ™‚

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