It was a damp day, but the crowds turned out in style to see the torch on its journey and spirits weren't dampened at all by the weather.
The hype was the accompanying convoy with buses, police cars and motorbikes, cyclists, music, and finally, the torch itself. It reminded me of waiting to see the Tour de France - a lot of waiting, excitement, pre-arrival hype and then it's blink and you miss it, as it's all over in seconds! But certainly worth the wait and a historic moment to be there for the event.
|Many people had dressed in red/white/blue. The flag on this headdress drooped in the rain.|
|The anticipation builds; the rain comes down.......|
|The flags are out|
|The torch bearer waits for the changeover|
|Someone was texting the news!|
|Then back home through the rain when it was all over|