We survived our passage through London yesterday on the Tidal Thames and are safely moored in West India Dock.
It was an exciting passage passing the Houses of Parliament;
…….and the London Eye in our little boat!
as well as going under Tower Bridge before entering West India Dock opposite the O2 Arena (the Millenium Dome). We made very good time down river so had to “hover” in the tidal river for half an hour until we could “lock in”. Mostly the passage was very pleasant but we did get rocked a few times by the wake from very large boats. Poor Grumpy wondered what was happening and the teddies went flying on one occasion.
As we passed Brentford we managed to do a quick photo shoot with Scholar Gypsy, a narrow boat owned by a fellow GOBA member and also in the pageant. Hope the photo boat got some good shots of us both on the tideway.
There is so much going on that this is a quick update post – we will get photos on tomorrow when we are moored overnight on our mustering moorings. We have successfully passed the inspections by the MCA so have our pageant ID numbers and are “good to go”.