I was invited on board MR BOJANGLES to help on the trip around the Olympic Park, and then the tidal segment from Three Mills Lock to Limehouse, via Deptford Creek. The tidal bit was cancelled as the wind was too strong.
This chart shows the route – we did the stadium loop first (green) and then the waterworks river loop (red), before returning to Bow Locks to moor. Captions are above the photographs to which they refer. Some (mainly from the bank) are from Jeremy who came on board with some friends. (See Hammock blog here).
LATER: some links added to photos courtesy of Paul and Nicki from PHOENIX, and their timelapse below. If you know where to look, you can see me …
Ready for the off – pairs of boats departing at 60 second intervals. This was done pretty smoothly. About 50 boats taking part in total.
The Orbit, now with an added helter skelter.
We were boat 9 in the convoy – here we are passing boat 1 (DORIS KATIA, with organiser Andrew Phasey on the helm) who have already turned. The City Mill river is still blocked by crossrail works, but not for long.
ARTHUR DENT waiting for us to get though City Mill lock (one way traffic only!)