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Friday 14th June 2002
Baton Relay travelling in style

Horse drawn tram

The Queen's Jubilee Baton Relay isn't just about running! The Baton has taken some interesting alternative modes of transport to get to Wales today.

While touring Scotland, The Baton took a boat trip on Loch Ness and tried to locate the legendary Loch Ness monster. Nessie remained hidden but, mysteriously, as the Baton was lowered into the water, those on dry land did report a loss of communications for a time.

The Baton stopped off at the Isle of Man on June 13th and was attached to a TT motorcycle for the journey to Douglas, before being carried by horse-pulled tram and electric tram. It then it headed for the airport at high speed travelling by TT motorcycle sidecar.

After touring Guernsey and Jersey later that day, it was carried to the evening celebration in St Helier aboard a rowing boat.

This weekend the Baton will continue a four day tour of Wales and will travel by steam train from Blaenau Ffestiniog on Saturday and Canal Boat on Sunday morning from Trevor, Wrexham.

Look out for other unusual methods of transport along the UK route, which are expected to include horse, hovercraft, penny farthing and milk float!

Click here for the full UK route or read Harriet's Diary as she follows the baton.

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