After the Pageant, Cygnet takes some time off at Eel Pie Island

After the  Jubilee Pageant Des Kaliszewki dropped Cygnet’s mast, and set her bridge sail and mizzen to sail through the bridges before the trip boats got under way.   Under Westminster and on,  now under motor he had the aim of passing under Richmond Half Lock to anchor and spend the day there.   In fact he dropped anchor just below Eel Pie Island, and called at the Barmy Arms to meet SSBR Chairman, Elizabeth Wood.  Next morning Cygnet tied at Twickenham Yacht Club to take on water (and dispose of their elsan) before returning down river back to Snape.

(Words and photograph by David Wood)

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Posted on 07/06/2012, in Diamond Jubilee River Pageant, sb Cygnet and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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