We got up early and listened to the wonderful sound of the bells at 12 minutes past 8 o'clock to mark the 12 hour countdown to 20:12. From where we were moored we could hear three lots of different bells! We then walked into town and picked up some BBQ things on another beautiful day. We got back to Derwent6 and the guy behind us wanted a hand to put the roof back on his Dutch Barge, so Del helped him out.
We set off in the end at 11.30am. It was lovely cruising in the sunshine and we soon got to Mapledurham Lock where we queued for water.
We then had the lock come up "Self Service", as the lock keeper had gone to lunch. We got through and made our way to Reading where we were meeting up with three other boats; N.b. Rock and Roll, N.b Seyella and N.b Moore2life were all lined up having a pre Olympics celebration.
We pulled up behind them and soon got the chairs out and the BBQ's warmed up with a little bit of Rock and Roll playing in the background.
George and Carol ended up Jiving out on the grass, showing us how it should be done.
The food was just fantastic and it will end up being a nice memory of the start of London 2012.
We all carried on in the still evening air and a lovely sunset till it was time for us all to go in and watch the Opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympic Games. and what a start it was...Fantastic!
We crawled into bed, happy and proud, at 1.00am......