I was walking over Westminster Bridge today and saw a rather nice Dutch barge on the water. I wondered if it was one of the many boats that’ll be taking part in Sunday. By the time I got my camera out it was too late for a photograph.
Looking towards Lambeth Bridge, I saw some boats travelling in what looked like formation.
I kept looking and was rewarded. It was the Royal Marines and I think they were having a dress rehearsal. My father was a Royal Marine Commando in the Second World War, and seeing this made me think of him. This chap looks happy.
Everyone I have spoken to who is in London on Sunday is planning to watch the flotilla so the chances of getting of a good view seem remote, so seeing these marines today was a real bonus.
Meanwhile, the windows of St Stephen’s Tower were being cleaned by this brave fellow.