Sunday, 5 August 2012

Olympic Fever

We went to London again (nearly, it was Eton Dorney - LT)  Excuse me, was the event not called the London Olympics?!  (well, yes, but... - LT)  Exactly!  So we went to the rowing on Friday to watch a spectacular day of finals along with LT's dad and Jock.

The night before, Jock and I had some whiskey to help us sleep through the excitement:

Here I am lounging around in the stands waiting for the action to happen:

It was a very noisy place for a wee bear with HUGE amounts of shouting, especially when these two came past, something to do with a gold medal...

Oh yes, look, here's the medal ceremony thingummy jig.  We had to sing and everything!  Shame the speakers weren't in sync though, some of the medal ceremonies sounded really bad when the crowd didn't sing over the top - imagine at the men's quad ceremony the German national anthem played as a kind of round, with a bar's delay between starts...

We had a fun day, but LT's written a small novel on her blog for Monday, so I'll just share some pics of us at the end and on the way out:

With LT's dad in the stands

With LT in front of the big sign.  At the bottom of this side it tells you about the Australian in 1928 who stopped to let a family of ducks go across in front of him in the middle of one of his Olympic race heats and he STILL won - whew, wouldn't have been me swimming around in there!

With Wenlock one of the Olympic mascots.  The real Wenlock had been walking around earlier, but we couldn't find him to pose with us :o(

I hope you enjoyed our beary Olympic tour!


ginger@bearbits said...

Hi LT, Jack and The Clan,

We were so excited to see you in the stands when we watched the rowing on Friday. You guys were hard to find let me tell you. Anyway, we're happy to see you there (even it was on the TV) and look forward to reading more about your adventures! Gosh, aren't you so lucky?

Your friends,
~ginger & Sebastian

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Jack, Hi Jock;

Yup, we did see you in the stands cheering. Couldn't see LT clearly though, the camera was glued to her eyeball. Doesn't matter - we did see you two. (o:

LuLu & Flora ♥ ♥

Kays Kids said...

Hi Guy's You sure had a good day. Sounds like the singing was a bit of a mess. I think you should have been sitting at the bow of the boat. Just think how proud you would feel.
From the Land Down Under.

Alan said...

HI Jack, you were quicker off the mark than after the last Londing trip. We had a great time didn't we?



Sarah said...

Hey wee man, you did awffy well going somewhere so big and so busy, cant have been easy for such a wee bear. Bet you enjoyed your whiskey sozzled reunion with Jock tho!
ps Mascots?? Freakiest looking thing I've ever seen, werent you scared?!

Alan said...

Hey Jack, are you all tocited? LT says you're both off on holliers to America. Coo flip, that sounds smashin' Himself says we off there agin in December to the mountings in Colorado. I'll show you my photies if you show me yours.