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Early morning muster for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant

As the grey clouds settle above and drizzle sets in for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Pageant the boats are starting to muster between Hammersmith Bridge and Putney, further down the Thames the big sail ships are moored East of Tower Bridge.

There are a thousand vessels in the Pageant , it’s just a shame that the sun isn’t out to make this a spectacle of intense colour. Hopefully as the day goes on and the wind picks up it will blow the low cloud away.

some of the best places to watch this event will be from Putney Bridge and then the South Bank toward Southwark Bridge and beyond.

As the tide is still out and I stress with caution you can walk along the foreshore and get a good look at some of the boats moored up at the back of Harrods Village up to Fulham Football ground and opposite Fulham Palace.

From Dunkerque to London, boats moored up for the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee.

It’s time to get the bikes out and cycle down the tow path in order to get a good view of this historic event.

The river was starting to fill up with boats of all sizes and out of the morning drizzle came the row boats. An old Life Boat was being rowed by a team of veterans and as they headed to muster just by the Barn Elms Rowing Club.

A Lower Thames Rower

Row boats muster near Barn Elms Rowing Club

Row boats muster near Barn Elms Rowing Club

There were as many fashions as boats to observe, Victorian dresses,Pirates,War Veterans,Sailors, Fishermen, Livery Men and fashions for each decade of the Queens 60 years.