Olympic Torch Arrives in a Soggy, Wet Weymouth!
We went as a family to Weymouth beach yesterday to watch the concert to hail the arrival of the Olympic Torch to Weymouth beach from Portland. Needless to say we got soaked…drenched!
We stood for 1 hour waiting for the concert to start in driving rain but spirits were high amongst the crowd…even when a young fella behind us, who couldn’t see through a huge umbrella at the front, swept past us, grabbed the brolly, broke it and threw it towards the stage : )
Then, this morning, the torch was due to pass by the In-Laws’ guest house right next to where our kids would be watching with the school. I set out with time to spare only to be stopped at some traffic lights by Radipole Bridge. Luckily, I was at the front and had prime position to photograph one of the hand-overs of the Olympic flame to a local lady.
I then followed the entourage over the bridge and into Weymouth town where I shot down a side alley, parked at the afore-mentioned guest house, ran up the road and photographed the new bearer as he passed by. I even managed to snap the kids waving with their school outside St Johns Church.
All good stuff for the town and kids I guess…