Here is a scoop.
Andrew Dyke who was skippering his narrowboat Lord Toulouse in the Diamond Jubilee Thames Pageant last Sunday has put up some photos he took whilst on the cruise. Follow the link below and run through them: they are wonderful and quite unlike the ones I took from the shore.
All the boats congregated in West India Dock before and after the pageant: their day started at 0600h and they finally tied up at 21.30h. . Quite a day!
There is a facility to watch the pictures as a slide show. Go there now.
Thank you Andrew for making these available