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Bangor Couple Join Jubilee Flotilla After Epic Journey

3rd June 2012
Bangor Couple Join Jubilee Flotilla After Epic Journey

#JUBILEE FLOTILLA - A couple from Bangor in Co Down will cruise their boat among the hundreds of vessels packed in the River Thames today for the Queen's Diamond Jubilee flotilla.

As BBC News reports, Robin and Evelyn Clark believe they are the only couple from Bangor who will be cruising in the British capital along with more than 1,000 other boats of all shapes and sizes.

But they will be joined by friends and family as they motor along the Thames from Putney in Southwest London to Tower Bridge.

It will mark the end of an epic adventure from the couple, who cruised all the way from Lough Neagh via Belfast and Portrush, across the Irish Sea by way of the Isle of Man, along the coast of Wales and around Land's End to the South Coast of England.

Speaking of memorable sights along their journey, Robin Clark said: "The wildlife, the seals, porpoises off the coast of the Northern Ireland coast and the dolphins have to be the highlight."

The Clarks will have something else to remember later today, as the flotilla pageant promises a carnival atmosphere not seen in London for decades.

BBC News has more on the story HERE.

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MacDara Conroy

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