Saturday, 7 July 2012

I stood in the drizzle and saw the flame!

Yesterday, I booked the day off work to watch the Olympic flame being run past down here in Leigh-on-sea  up to our local Olympic venue of Hadleigh Castle were they are running the Mountain Bike events up and down the cliffs around the castle.

High Vis Jackets were de rigeur with the organisers.

The Motor Bike Police were hooting and high fiving the school children.
Every vantage point was comandeered.
The local schools were so well behaved, especially Yr 3 from North Street.
My friends, Deborah, Sally and Tracey cheering the runners on.
And then came the coach with the next runners,
if you look in the window you can see the torch holders.
And here he comes... no, the drizzle has not extinguished the flame.
They were running at quite a lick!
And there he was gone...
It was a wonderful atmosphere and despite the rain everyone left with happy smiley faces... and then don't you know it, the sun came out!


KC'sCourt! said...

Well............that is just typical the sun coming out after the event!!
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Fiddly Fingers said...

Glad you enjoyed this event. I think we've all given up hope of sunshine on any events. It seems to be a bonus if it does come out!

Sheila said...

Isn't seeing the flame exciting?? Makes you feel like you are part of something so huge! We saw it when it went through Florida in, hmm, must have been 1992 or 93 and we were just thrilled to see it.