Tuesday, 22 May 2012


Once in a life time.



this first day of the relay
cheer with Cornish crowd
Olympic torch blazes past

We saw the Olympic torch being carried through the Cornish village of Bugle on the first day of its 70 day relay around Britain. There was a big enthusiastic crowd all the way from Lands End to the Tamar Bridge and on into Devon. It was a great event and more fun than I could ever have expected. The crowd was behind and alongside us.

16 comments:

The Owl Wood said...

Is haiku an official event in the O'Lympics? You should enter!

The event itself though leaves me both cold and incandescent (if politicians may be incandescent then so may we plebs). I have my teeth gritted and fingers crossed that we (as a nation) don't suffer another damp quib like the millenium fiasco!

Whenever I have spoken to Londoners about it they have been fiercely - almost violently - territorial and assured that it is the "London ONLY" olympics and that pretty much anyone from north of Watford Gap should not be allowed anything other than televised access! It is fast going the way of Formula 1 - big money, corporations, drugs and politics rather than runnin' and jumpin' and throwin' things ...

Cynical, me?
Autumn will tell;
gold, silver or bronze.

CherryPie said...

Nice photo. I will pass by several places near me, I am undecided as to whether to go and have a look or not.

Ola said...

I have a feeling that now it is so far away from sport...:(


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the cuby poet said...

The Owl wood: We stumbled upon this by accident it was NEVER a planned happening. I like you dislike with a cynicism unbounded! Cornwall is so off the radar where anything London centric is concerned. Long live the provinces and their back woods way of life.

the cuby poet said...

CherryPie: As you will see in my reply to The Owl Wood this was an unplanned sighting. I wonder what you will decide to do.

the cuby poet said...

Ola: The TV is building up to the big event.

Doris said...

If we can ignore the politics and hype and just celebrate the sport from our various little corners, then we will have a subliminal meeting of enjoyment. I think we must focus on the tremendous effort put in by our young people who take part and let the rest of the showmanship stay in its rightful place - the wheelie bin. (I wonder if its organic? Oh, yes - of course it is!)

Mitchell is Moving said...

I always thought this would be an amazing thing to be a part of, even from the sidelines. How wonderful!

the cuby poet said...

Doris:It was a case of live for the moment! so we did just that. Oh and it was unplanned we came upon the relay on our way back from Bodmin and realised the crowds probably weren't for us! Enjoy your bluebells.

the cuby poet said...

Mitchell is moving: I am pleased that I was witness to these seconds of history

ShySongbird said...

Quite something to witness I should think. I did see it on the TV, one can hardly avoid it! It doesn't seem to be coming anywhere near me. I probably shouldn't admit it but I'm a little fed up with the Olympics already...and it hasn't even started yet ;-)

I loved your Bluebell poem on the last post and the lovely photo! A 'haze' of Bluebells would make a good collective noun.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Glad you enjoyed it, Cuby.

the cuby poet said...

ShySongbird: The blubells were more exciting than the torch.

the cuby poet said...

Welshcakes: Well a second or two of fun!

Simone de Klerk said...

You might have seen my sister. She was there to see the flame too! But probably at another spot. She thought it was magical.

the cuby poet said...

Simone de klerk: Everybody was happy which was great. I wonder where your sister was.