The Olympic Torch Relay {Photography}

So today, my hubby, son and I were up at the crack of dawn to watch the Olympic Torch relay that goes by not too far from where we live…

…it was an amazing experience, such a great atmosphere and a once in a lifetime experience! Well, almost, as we’re just off into town to watch the relay continue!

And here’s a video of the torch bearer carrying the flame across the lake :)

 

Here are[some of] my photos from today. The rest, as always, can be found on my Flickr.

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

So serene at 6:45ish this morning over the lake

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Coca-Cola handing out drums to bang

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Nothing Is Set In Stone…

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Canoes/kayaks across the lake

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Morning Sunrise

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Sailboats

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Everyone was patriotic this morning :)

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

More sailboats

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Good Morning Sunshine

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Team GB

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Handing out stickers

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Here Comes The Torch

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

What a great moment for this torch bearer

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Getting ready to dis-embark

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Posing for publicity photos

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

The torch is now a lightsaber!

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

*Great Britain 2012 ;)

Olympic Torch Relay, Fairlop Waters

Just after the changeover

Later in the day, the torch moved into our town center, so we headed there to continue to watch the relay!

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

My son, what a cool dude♥

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Beefeater Stilt-Walker

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

The bus marking the start of the torch

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

The mascots have really grown on me!

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Olympic Torch Relay, Romford

Another torch bearer running down South Street