As part of the gearing up for the weekend of Jubilee bunting and frolic, we're starting to see boats arriving for Sunday's grand river pageant.
At Canary Wharf and St Katharine's Dock, the smaller boats are being parked together, and many are already getting themselves decorated. Out in the river, there were this afternoon only one or two of those listed for the Avenue of Sail (so we have to assume they're coming overnight or first thing on Friday).
Strange how, in a high wind, the flapping of plastic bunting sounds exactly like a heavy cloudburst. I do hope it isn't an omen.