Thursday, 5 July 2012

Olympic Torch Relay arrives in Suffolk

Good evening

Day 48 of the Olympic Torch Relay saw it finally coming to my part of the world - friends in Cornwall, Cheshire & Newcastle have already seen it and I was beginning to wonder if it would ever get here!

 Picture c/o Google Images

Apparently it left Norwich before I was up this morning and made its way out to the coast at Great Yarmouth and then into Suffolk via Lowestoft. Its stopped in one of my favourite places (Southwold) and then after a lunch break it headed our way.

Big Son had headed down to Aldeburgh with a mate, Little Son was watching it with the school in Saxmundham  - that left MrVV & I to go out together. We opted for Aldeburgh as we knew it was due to do a circular route so we'd definitely get a good view.

We left home just a few miles away in glorious sunshine as we got closer to Aldeburgh we noticed a rather thick sea-mist hanging about and just as we parked the heavens opened!! Luckily there were a couple of umbrellas in the car so we grabbed those and headed down to the sea front. It was starting to get busy - we could see all the local school children sitting on the sea wall waiting for their glimpse. We also spotted Big Son and his mate doing a rather canny impression of Laurel & Hardy;

Said dopey son had hoped to take photos today - however he'd managed only to pack his camera case and not his actual camera - doh!!

Luckily the rain soon stopped and the sun came out just at the right moment.

As we dried out and waited we could hear cheers and see the sponsors vehicles approaching;

Then just behind this lorry the first glimpse of one of the torch bearers.

Big cheers and loads of whistles blowing as she came onto the Moot Green for her torch handover.

This was accompanied by young musicians from all over the world who are playing together at the Proms both in London and Snape this summer.

After it headed along the Prom, we nipped through into the High Street so we could see another runner have his 5 minutes of fame;

Despite the initial weather a rather lovely afternoon enjoyed by us all :)

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx


CupcakeMumma said...

Hi Vicky, think its the first time ive commented on your blog which is shameful as i love it.
So glad you got such a great shot of the torch too and what a great spot you were in to get them! I've seen some epic misses, pleased to say im not one of them and also got a got a photo!

moonstruckcreations said...

We loved seeing the torch being carried through our town on tuesday, just wonderful.


Amanda said...

Lovely clear photos Vikki. I am quite enjoying seeing the Olympic Torch being carried through the UK via different bloggers posts....very little is being said about it on BBC World news so this is keeping me up-to-date. It is also far better this way anyhow.

Amanda :-)

crafts@home said...

You had a very good vantage point, It was lovely seeing it in my home town on Tuesday, and again here today!
Sue Xxx

delia hornbook said...

You took great photo's ;-)) dee xx

A tale from toadstool house said...

great piccies Vicki,lovely and clear,its so exciting seeing the torch pass through our little towns.hope you have lovely weekendxxx

Quirky-Vintage said...

Lovely pictures! You were lucky to get a break in the rain. xx

Josie-Mary said...

wow.... fab photo's :) It was a beautiful sunny day back in May when it came to Exeter x

Twinkle Star said...

Fab pics - it seems like an age since it passed through our town, but so fun to watch!

Take care, Estelle xx