We were in London on Sunday to watch the Thames Pageant. Wow, what a spectacle that was. We arrived in Battersea just after ten. Unfortunately we had to queue up as they didn't have the scanners to let people in.
When we were finally let in, every one made their way to the river front. We couldn't find anywhere right up front to stand so we set up our picnic blanket on a slightly hilly flower bed.
We waited over three hours before the Pageant started with this first boat.
I had to snap some photos of the boats bearing the Commonwealth flags. I love how they are all in neat formation ( though the lines went to pieces very soon after this! )
The boat the Queen was travelling on was docked just in front of us. After watching and wondering when they were going to join, they finally did.
After we waved the Queen past, people started to lose interest. We did watch a few more go pass but we retreated to check out the entertainment at Battersea Festival.
It started to rain quite hard so we followed a large group of sensible people and left.
I have also picked the winner of my Jubilee buttons. It is no 6, Helen. Helen, could you send me your address and I will get them out to you.