Welcome to the Olympics from Weymouth and Portland! There are lots of flags out to welcome both the competitors and visitors.
The aerial photo below taken from the internet shows the sweep of Weymouth bay.
The week started very quietly in Weymouth and Portland.. Everyone had been warned how difficult it would be travelling here and for the first few days many kept away.
On Sunday we took to the cliffs to view the sailing. The boats looked tiny in the distance and of course we had forgotten the binoculars! There was quite a crowd enjoying the competition and the sunshine.
With work commitments Friday was the first opportunity my daughter and I had to go into town and soak up the atmosphere.
There was quite a crowd on the stone pier and this time the boats were much easier to see!
It was quite strange to see crowds in areas of the town which are usually quite empty.
I'm afraid my best photos didn't captured any of Team GB, but you can see some of the competitors from other countries that follow my blog.
Vantage points were found wherever there were good views over the sea.
The Aussies have adopted one of the pubs over in Portland and this new signpost has recently appeared.
We also went on the beach to watch some of the action. We arrived just as the race was finishing, New Zealand came in first. Sitting on the beach watching the end of the sailing was a great way to finish off the day.
One of the slogans of the Olympics 2012 is " Inspire a Generation", and there is also a free Sports Arena on the beach, allowing people of all ages especially the children, to have a go at different sports. This includes wind surfing and sailing. We watched some sailing and wind surfing and everyone looked as if they were having a great time.
We have also had some great news, our son who left Uni at the end of May had an interview this week for a job in digital marketing and he has got the job. We are so proud of him, although they want him to start immediately so he will soon be leaving home again for the delights of Devon .It is very tough out there on the job front with so many applicants chasing each job.
Welcome to my new follower Trishie thank you for joining me!
Hope you all have a great weekend!