This morning it was a bit cloudy and overcast when we got up; according to the radio flights to Gatwick were being diverted due to fog. A few rowers were out on the river & a motorboat came past with what we assumed was ‘Dad’ giving his daughter a lift to school by river – better than being dropped off in the car – unless it happens to be raining perhaps.
Sunbury and Molesey locks passed through before cruising by Hampton Court Palace;
and a few elegant houseboats en route.
…before arriving at Teddington just before midday.
Since our arrival we have lunched and shopped in Teddington, done our accreditation & received our pageant wristbands. It seems a bit like going to a music festival wearing these – possibly more like Cropredy than Glastonbury. Whilst I have been updating the blog Mike has been busy completing boaty jobs. He’s secured the throwing line and lifebuoy on deck, attached longer bow and stern lines and checked the anchor chain & rope – all items that we need for additional safety on the tidal Thames. The final preparation has also been done for the mast to secure the Jubilee bunting – Sunday here we come.