Gloriana at the Paralympics

Sunday, 9 September 2012

We have not yet been able to go cruising as our son and partner managed to get tickets to the Paralympics for last Friday. It was a fantastic day in glorious sunshine where we watched athletes competing at the highest level after overcoming all obstacles put in front of them. Everything was so well organised from the transport arrangements to the happy and helpful volunteers, It was
 great to be part of it and to be British- we really really did it well.
A view from our morning seat in the Olympic Stadium

The stern of Gloriana
 Gloriana was moored in the centre of the Olympic village on the River Lea. The Queen's Row Barge Gloriana was commissioned by Lord Sterling and built by Mark Edwards who runs Richmond Bridge Boathouse who specialise in wooden boats.

A plague on the walkway through the park records the amount of rubbish that had to be removed from the River Lea