HMS Belfast and the South Bank

A stormy Saturday with thunder, lightning and heavy rain. A number of South Bank establishments flooded including The Firestation and Slug’n Lettuce at Waterloo. Great meal in Las Iguanas on the South Bank. Mexican street food.

Apparently the fore 6″ turrets shown here are both trained on Scratchwood Service Station on the M1 around 12.5 miles away.

London Olympics – Part 3 Triathlon Tuesday, Athletics on Wednesday and the South Bank home

    Huge crowds at the men’s triathlon in Hyde Park but a chance to see a GB gold medal being won. Wednesday was Rachel’s birthday and also our final day at the stadium. Great weather and a fantastic time. Plus a few beers on the South Bank on the way home. Fantastic atmosphere in London.

London Olympics – Part 2 Athletics on Monday second week

First visit to the London 2012 Olympic stadium. Early start but no travel problems with Stratford organised like a military operation. We’re in the Park by 8:30am. Amy staying overnight travelled up with us. Met up with Ray & Jane and Lauren & Jo at Waterloo. Great to see John and Michelle in the Park after the morning athletics. Great Olympic atmosphere watching Jason Kenny win cycling sprint gold on the big screen.

London Olympics – Part 1 First week

An exciting Wednesday at the Olympic Park. Wiggins wins gold in the Time Trial and Lauren is offered a new job. A second evening at the Park on Thursday watching hockey and GB beat Belgium.