It was cold and damp but we were chuffed to be out there watching the river pageant. It was not the best weather for photography and the Queen seemed to disappear just as the barge came past us. We couldn't see her at all so we thought maybe she'd gone inside to the head or something.
We'd got ourselves a place at Vauxhall from where we had a good view but there were thousands of people there. After the pageant ended we tried to get to Vauxhall station to get a train back to Raynes Park but there were so many people trying to get into the station we had no chance.
We decided walk in the direction of Clapham Junction and maybe get on a bus somewhere along the way but all the busses which came past were full. We walked in the pouring rain for about an hour before finding a bus with space on it to complete the trip to Clapham. Once there it was a doddle getting to Raynes Park but we were rather wet by that time.
Anyway, a change into dry clothes, a cup of hot coffee and a sit down revived us. Later on a couple of beers completed the revival. It was great being out there even though it was damp and cold. Certainly a once in a lifetime event and I don't regret doing it. I couldn't help thinking that my wife would not have coped with it had she survived long enough to get here. Just as well things panned out as they did.
Hopefully on Tuesday we can get to the city to watch the fly past and get back here without having to walk half the way.
Hope you all had a good weekend. Bye.