Whew, thought we would never get away!
Finally met my Niece July’s friend Dana who is doing 7 of the 8 legs and is on Visit Seattle!
Talking with Tom (Telemed Sponsor Rep) and whipping (making doughnuts) with Ryan.
So the beginning of the race is a big ceremony with entertainment, teams entering a podium with their song playing. And ours is “THE Best Day of My Life” by American Authors.
So for entertainment, drummers in the spreaders!
And check out our drummer!
A bit of their performance once I get set up on YouTube!
Our team nervously waiting for our turn to go.
On the podium after getting to tell the Audience what I did to get in shape for the race.
Interesting watching the boats leave in the tiny space.
And now an empty area until we return on July 30, 2016!
The parade on the Thames has begun!
And there are people lined up along the water’s edge watching this happy parade!
Under the Tower Bridge!
A bit of Unique architecture along the way.
What a Parade!
Last time through. Oh, we did journey up to London Bridge and then we turned around to head down the Thames. And London Bridge did not fall down even if the song said it did. It is still standing.
Spectator boats lined the shores also carrying family, friends and just people wondering what was going on! Great to be able to wave to friends that I have met along the way as they wished us safe journey!!
Passing Greenwich and getting a close fix on our navstation.
So tomorrow we will FINALLY hear about the first leg.
3 thoughts on “Finally Leaving London”
Great posts, very interesting. I just took the FJ dingy sailing class at AYC . I asked one of the girls in the class, “… have you ever been at the helm of a sailboat or have any sailing experience?”. Her reply was, ” … I have only recently been at the helm of a 70 foot racing boat with a wheel and signed up for this class to get a better feel for sailing.”. She is doing the Rio to Good Hope leg, but I don’t remember which boat. Pretty interesting that we have 2 AYC chicks in the race! Is Tiffany on your boat?
I am all in when they have a leg from Key West to the Bahamas, now back to watching TV from my dry warm Lazy-Boy recliner 🙂
fOund Tiffany. sHe is on Visit Seattle. Had fun talking to her!
Good to,hear that you were on an FJ!
Linda, keep those posts coming….really miss the ocean. Now that you have tasted salt can you ever come back and sail the “Big Ditch”? Please keep sharing your Dream.