I just love life's quirky little moments. After the Pageant, seen from a place of honour on the Millennium Bridge: flotilla, bells, Queen's barge, Dunkirk boats and all the rest, we met a herald on the train. Such a time-jump! He explained the work they do when not on ceremonial occasions. Another world.
For poem about Dunkirk boats see Lancashire to Monmouthshire: a poet's journey, also hyperlinked from the right-hand side of this site.