On day three we headed into London to the Westminster Pier. We had purchased tickets for the hour long cruise to Greenwich with our Open Top bus tickets the previous day. We were all looking forward to the day as we joined the queue and waited for the boat. Problem! We were advised that the river authority would not let us go any further than across to the Waterloo Pier as there was serious Fog upstream. Now here was a dilemma. We were able to re-use our tickets but the only free day we had was the day the girls had planned to go to Oxford Street shopping. They were not particularly impressed.
Waiting for the cruise
I should explain that Doug and I had prayed for Divine Appointments, that we would be in the right place at the right time. So what is going on here? We stayed in the queue and waited we might as well go for a ride across the river to the London Eye. During the next half hour we stood around talking to other folks. We actually had some good conversations. The camaraderie was great, it’s interesting the fellow feeling that comes into play when people are all in the same boat ….well actually not in the boat yet…. as it happened. Finally the boat arrived and once we had boarded we heard the announcement, the fog had lifted upstream and we would be able to go as far as the Tower of London. Whew! Well! Day saved! We would do the Tower today instead.
Twenty minutes or so later as we headed in to the Tower pier we were told that as the fog had lifted those with tickets to Greenwich could stay on board. We spent all day at Greenwich and caught the last cruise back at the end of the day. Another amazing day!
The Royal Chapel – The Royal Residence was originally at Greenwich
The steep walk to the Royal Observatory – Caitlin the consummate actress seems a little weary.
New Naval Cadets????
On the Meridian Line – Zero Longitude