Monday, 21 May 2012

The Olympic Torch - On the Road

Yes peeps, as predicted, the flame did a Michael Barrymore today (go out with a pouf).  The first time since the journey began at Land’s End.

Anyhow, I managed to get out yesterday (Sunday 20 May 2012) with daughter to see the torch being manhandled on it’s route from Stoke Fleming to Dartmouth.

I was here (in Dartmouth)
There was quite a small crowd where I stood, next to the roundabout junction where the Stoke Fleming road meets up in Dartmouth, and never have I seen so many police motorcycles congregate at once.  Definitely six at one time and possibly a seventh too, before they shot off down the road, only to be replaced 10 minutes later by another party of five.   

There were other various police vehicles there, not to mention the buses and other vehicles that the sponsoring campanies had supplied and after all of them had come and gone did we get to see the torch carrier and entourage briefly, which was smaller, and slower and then it was all gone.  A bit of an anti-climax really.

And yes, I did take a photo (above) but it isn't brilliant.  But least you get to see the flame.

Still, it was an interesting experience, and one I fear I will not see again in person, as this is most likely a 'once in yourt lifetime' event.

So, at last count, the flame has flaked out twice now since first ignited back in Greece, and the voyage around the UK is till in it's first few days.  The count continues....

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