Wednesday, 18 May 2016

A last supper and Parting of the ways

After six weeks cruising in company with NB Muleless, we parted company this morning at Cowley.
Gary and Della are coming no further south while we are heading for the Thames. We had a last meal together on board Oakapple yesterday evening. The captains played guitars together and we all had a great time.
It was a 6.00am start today for the long run into Paddington basin. NB Inca had gone ahead and we managed to breast up alongside at midday in pouring rain. We were just thankful to get a mooring here. We are now settled in for a week in central London with all the delights it has to offer.
As the rain eased this afternoon we had a stroll down the Edgeware road and across Hyde Park, ending up outside Buckingham palace.
The Queen must have heard we had arived because the household cavalry, splendid in their finery, came trotting past, the leading horseman blowing a fanfare in our honour.
I am now putting together a wish list of things to see and places to visit. Just got tickets to see the stones exhibition at the Saatchi gallery. Top of my list!

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