The flame was due to pass through Nailsea last Wednesday 23rd May, so on the Tuesday we went over to stay at my parents house. Luckily it would be passing through the main road that is less than a minutes walk from my parents house, but even still, it would be an early morning as it was due sometime around 7am or even a little earlier. Hence the sleepover.
Ethan knew what was going to be happening (even though I am sure he has no idea about the Olympics!). He was excited though. What child wouldn't want to see a large flame being carried down the street?
Getting up a little early in the morning felt exciting, we all had that holiday feeling, a bit like when you're going to catch a plane or ferry at some slightly unsightly hour - excited but groggy. OK, I know, we only had to get up just past 6am, but that's still earlier than I usually like to start my day!
In the end, the flame ran a little late, but we had an excellent view. Ethan loved every minute of it. All the Police motorbikes (loved the way the Police bikers were milking the attention, waving at the crowds!). The Coke van/lorry/float (not sure quite what to call it!). We were fortunate. We didn't know it before hand, but it soon became obvious when a man dressed in white running gear appeared - we were going to see the change over! That was the best bit I think.
I'll share some photos.
|Errr.. what are we doing again?|
|Cop on a bike - loving it!|
|Ooo! The Coke Lorry! So exciting I must stand in the road to photograph it! (yes, I know, I took a photo of it!).|
|Here comes the lady from Backwell!|
|Haha.. love this shot!|
|I'm very confused Mummy!|
|Flames in waiting...|