Tuesday, 31 July 2012

Olympic weekend

 

We have been so lucky, Mum got tickets for all of our family (there were 8 of us) to go to the Olympics. We were at Eton Dorney lake for the first day of rowing heats. We got up at 5am. Not good for a 14 year old let me tell you. His 5 year old cousin fared far better. The site was completed some years ago by Eton college (the posh school) specifically for the Olympics but also for the school to use.

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Now I don't profess to know much about rowing, but I have learned a lot this weekend.IMG_2126

We were there to mop the Olympic spirit for a once in a life time opportunity.

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What a fabulous day we had. It was hot and sunny, we sat on the grass and cheered and waived Union Jacks.

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I swear to you I could see the rowers of team GB speed up as they passed my cheering Mother.

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They were followed on the far side by several vehicles and overhead by a camera on a loooooooooong wire. the lake was 2000 meters long.

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On our side of the bank various people followed the race on bikes. It was a real spectacle.

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I have got to say it was a true triumph for the UK, well organised, slick and professional. I feel proud of our tiny nation for being able to stage such a momentous event (for the third time) and during a global recession. Now lets have some more medals.

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