Thames Festival, tall ships have been coming to Greenwich for the last weekend of August, a three day long bank holiday.
On Monday there was a parade of sail followed by fireworks!!
There was also rain, lots of rain.
Now rain is typically incredibly rare in London - in fact, several hours can go by without it raining at all! Some people even call it the "Sunny City"!
[Ed: Who? Unable to fact check this!!]
Yesterday this unusual meteorological condition, combined with having a recurring bug, meant I felt more like making crab with linguine, watching Parks and Recreation, then having an early night.
Today I went exploring down river to see what could be seen of these majestic vessels. But alas, they had headed out to sea, leaving just this one remaining:
Dar Mlodziezy, a Polish ship built in the Gdansk shipyards of Poland in 1981.
However I overheard one women say she had told her husband it was the Cutty Sark.
Just for comparison, this is the latter, land-locked in its glass sea: