This morning I took my wife to work – it doesn’t happen often but after working all weekend I decided to take things steady today. Also, the Olympic Torch was coming to town so we both thought it would be nice to see that as it’s a once in a lifetime experience.
So off we drove, down through the beautiful Chilterns to a rather buzzing Henley at 8.30am. With the streets and river bank packed with people of all ages it really was a great atmosphere. Unfortunately Becky had to get to work for 9.30 so had to leave me once she saw the first runner with the torch. Lucky me, whose boss had told him to take it ‘steady today’ decided to stay on and catch another glimpse of the torch when it was brought back down the river. I managed to get access on the bridge with a few hundred other people to see a flotilla of boats accompanying Sir Steve Redgrave whom was holding the torch. Having only my small compact camera I went for the landscape image capturing the atmosphere of the event rather than the press shot!