The fleet is in !!
One by one the tall ships proceeded up river in a most orderly manner – picking up their moorings with the help of attending watermen – the Dutch seem to be the most agile with superb seamanship as the strong tides hustled them into their allocated ‘parking spaces’ spread along the historic Greenwich riverfront. In the early evening the firework show – this time the firework barge was in an up river position attended by a bustling tug which whisked the hardy pyrotechnic crew into action with a young hasty departure back to base – our two neighbouring New Zealand young lads enthused and delivered ‘art works’ the next day!
Just as I turned in, ‘Wylde Swan’ dropped anchor and moored discretely into her allotted mooring right in front of our Thameside home – the duty ‘harbour master’ oversaw and aided this midnight operation. The mooring provided insight into their crew’s preparation of their sails as they prepared for the dressage sail past as others of the fleet paraded up and down the Royal Borough’s waterfront we both marvelled as this colourful and orderly enterprise unfurled before our very eyes!
We intend to have open house to show off the series of prints and originals which are available and to toast hot cross buns for passing chums!!
Happy Easter to one and all.