As always the last 24 hours before departure was organised chaos. We only managed 1.5 hours of sleep, not ideal preparation. We left Bedford heading for the launch point at St Katherines Dock’s, adjacent to Tower Bridge. Set of was great with friends, support team and family members in attendance. The highlight was Megan, my little niece providing a carefully coloured drawing for me.
We negotiated the slippery steps next to HMS president and launched. The motley crew were Dave Gordon and Gary Austin in the double, Owen Gab and myself in single Prijon Marlin Kayaks. There was still a tide whipping through under the bridge. We paddled up and dropped down through the bridge, paddles raised. Then we did it again capturing video and pictures.