What an amazing experience our Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Pageant paddle was!

Well, we did it!

Paddlers for Life in the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Pageant.
What an amazing experience our Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Pageant paddle was!
All 12.94 miles of it!

The crew representing Paddlers for Life who paddled 13 miles of the River Thames in the Jubilee Pageant Flotilla.

The crew representing Paddlers for Life who paddled 13 miles of the River Thames in the Jubilee Pageant Flotilla.

Paul at the helm in the early stages of the pageant near Chiswick.

Paul at the helm in the early stages of the pageant near Chiswick.

Getting into position among the huge number and variety of boats.

Getting into position among the huge number and variety of boats.

Here we are with other dragon boat teams including an international team from the IBCPC using one of our dragon boats.

Here we are with other dragon boat teams including an international team from the IBCPC using one of our dragon boats.

Paddlers for Life team paddle their dragon boat in their 'Canaleto Moment'.

This photo is from the Telegraph. June calls it ‘Paddlers for Life Canaletto Moment!’

Jubilee pageant flotilla on the River Thames.Jubilee pageant flotilla on the River Thames.

Here we are on a YouTube video. We are about 5.5 minutes in!

Map of the Jubilee Pageant route.

View Jubilee Pageant Route 3rd. June 2012.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Janet’s niece took these photos from Lambeth Bridge.
Janet says…
The stretch of river from Lambeth Bridge to Westminster Bridge, alongside the houses of Parliament, was filled with all the human-powered boats, including you people, and was the most wonderful sight I have ever seen in my life! I was standing with some Canadians and they had heard about their team and were just as excited as we were. It was a wonderful experience.

Supporters at home.Helen and Jo say…
Congratulations on the Jubilee Paddle – it looked fantastic, we were glued to the TV.
We were supporting you from our front room, with Roz and Steve, Bluebell and Doozer, somewhat drier and warmer than being on the Thames!!
Very proud of you all. Well done!

An team of paddlers from the International Breast Cancer Paddlers’ Commission also participated in the pageant flotilla using one of our dragon boats, Lucy at Low Wood. The crew included paddlers from across the world. Breast cancer survivor dragon boat paddlers from many countries were in the crew and their boat was helmed by Dr. Don McKenzie who did the sports research which culminated in the formation of the first BCS team ‘Abreast in a Boat’.

IBCPC Pageant team.

The day after the paddle June was in the BBC studios eloquently discussing what this amazing paddling experience meant to her speaking on behalf of all Paddlers for Life members.

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