Tidal Thames through London

08 June, 2015

An experience for our guests they said they would never forget.

Did we make it?  YES we did!!

We left Limehouse and headed up stream toward Tower Bridge, what a sight!  The waves splashed against the side of the boat, it got a little rough in places but was well worth the buffeting around, and Kailani handled it well.

Kailani on the River Thames entering Tower Bridge

Kailani cruising along to Tower Bridge

The Shard from Kailani

View from Kailani – The Shard

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Through Tower Bridge – what an experience! The majestic towers beckoned, everyone gasped as we passed under the bridge.  “It looks big from here” said Gordon.

The river seemed to calm a little once past the Tower. We then passed HMS Belfast, what a real treat.  Then on to London Bridge.  In the distance we could see The Shard, St Pauls Cathedral and many other great London sights.

Millennium Bridge was packed with onlookers in the afternoon sunshine and we wonder how many photographs of us were taken.

The London Eye could be seen for quite a while, then Westminster Bridge, the Houses of Parliament and Big Ben.  More gasps at the clock chimed half past two.   And more photos!

London Eye from Kailani

View from Kailani on the River Thames

 Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament from Kailani

View from Kailani of Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

We only whispered as we passed MI6 Headquarters. We didn’t want anyone to hear!

Battersea Power Station looks different due to the building construction works, then we saw Craven Cottage, home to Fulham FC.

The further upstream we went the quieter it became.  The course of the boat race between Mortlake and Putney seemed longer from our perspective and of course no crowds, so much quieter.

We reached the final stretch from Brentford to Teddington, part of the river we have travelled many times.

Our LKE (Local Knowledge Expert) Craig left us at Teddington and said he would look forward to seeing us next time.

For the next few evenings, guests and crew could not stop talking about the experience and delights seen.

Too many sights to mention, so much construction work going on throughout the Capital, and we are just looking forward to doing it again. Will the journey get boring? Never!!

 

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