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Wednesday, 1 August 2012

Flying the Flags at Weymouth

They watched the Olympic sailing from a sheltered cove at the end of Wemouth pier.
A free seat in a perfect spot 
(she is happy to spill the beans if you want to know where ...!)
Unsure of the rules, they cheered when everyone else did!
Looking across to the splendorous Georgian bay.  
Freshly painted, cleaned and made over.  
Kiss-me-quick brushed under the carpet.
New deckchairs ...
Mr Punch still entertains ... 
Flying the flags for Team GB ...
The atmosphere happy, laden with hope and pride.
Reluctant to leave the party, they headed for the sand, 
to watch men of strength and skill.
Sitting on the beach, watching the big screens.
Fish and chips for tea.
Little man happily lost in the reveries of childhood,
playing in the shallow waters, 
with bucket and spade. 
Good luck Team GB.

22 comments:

Jane and Lance Hattatt said...

Hello Marina:
What a happy time you sound to have had at the seaside. It is positively decades since we were last in Weymouth and it is probably time to revisit. The deckchairs look great fun with all their wacky, retro designs and blue sky and blue sea, lucky you!

Deborah said...

Such a beautiful day for it and fish and chips for tea too :) can't get much better!

Bee happy x

Hesta Nesta said...

So beautiful and so British!! Yes I agree, come on Team GB.
Jo xx

June said...

Lovely posting. Aren't those deckchairs simply wonderful. There's nothing like a day out at the seaside - Mr. Punch, donkey rides, the Olympics and fish and chips - fabulous!
June

Kris said...

Looks to me you had one of the best seats in the house. The pictures are gorgeous...blue skies and water. What a thrill it would be to have been there. You must be terribly proud. I think England has done a spot on job of hosting the Olympics! BRAVO!

I've never been to London but I have been to Yorkshire, Leeds, Manchester and Hechmondwich. I loved visiting your wonderful country. :)♥♥

YeamieWaffles said...

I love the bit about just cheering when everybody else cheers Jane, this does look like a heck of a lot of fun to me, these Olympics are amazing and they really do fill me with a lot of pride. I hope that the sailors can snatch gold, that would be amazing especially after today's gold haul!

YONKS said...

Wow, good job Weymouth. Love the deck chairs. Great photographs, you have captured the sights beautifully!
Di
X

Jo said...

We adore Weymouth & loved looking at your gorgeous photos. Hubby & I have walked aroung those plases & revelled in seeing them again. Those deckchairs are a work of art on their own!!
Do you live near?
Lucky if you do.... Jo. x

Miss Simmonds Says said...

Wow, look at that sky! It looks absolutely beautiful at Weymouth xx

nilly said...

Wonderful seaside photos - again!

Pam said...

Gorgeous photos. xx

greenthumb said...

Sounds like a fabulous day, great photos.

thesnailgarden said...

Beautiful photos - you may well have tempted me to visit Weymouth! :) Love the deck chairs and all of those flags. Thank you for sharing your day with us. Best wishes, Pj x

Kelly-Marie said...

Oh this post made me so homesick ( in a good way). I miss the sea. :-(
I love Weymouth and would so love to be there right now, I bet the atmostphere is amazing. Beautiful pictures and I especially like the last little glimpse of Art Deco.

Fading Grace said...

Oh my goodness weymouth looks lovely, am quite enjoying the olympics and didn't realise how much I would. I think were doing quite well :-)
Hope you are ok, will have to catch up after the hols....or I might see you in Harrods!!! xx

millefeuilles said...

Beautiful Weymouth fabulously portrayed by you. Lovely photos and so much joy; you've made me feel glad to be (half) British! ;-)

Wishing you a lovely weekend.

Stephanie

Keri Norris said...

Hi Marina,we are thinking of going tomorrow,where is the cove and where did you park?You obviously had a lovely time,good for you.It is a good way to be involved.Many thanks,Keri,(Frome and Somerton)

Vintage Jane said...

Hi Keri - if you should happen to read this, can you send me your email address - I cannot reply to your email as your email address is listed as 'no-reply comment blogger'. M x

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Hi, your blog is great, just had a good old nosey around, hope you don't mind!!! Ive pressed the follow button so can now keep up to date with your adventures! Sorry it took me so long to get here! Ada :)

marigold jam said...

Thanks for your visits to my blog and comments too. Glad to know you are a neighbour! Have added your blog to my list to follow in future. You may have seen my Weymouth post - much like yours here it's really looking good at the moment isn't it?

HWIT BLOGG said...

Beautiful day and beautiful pictures!
Take care...

Titti

demie said...

oh Marina! I recently came back from my holidays by the seaside ( well it was in a Greek island ) and your photographs give me almost a little pain in my heart... One feels like going back at once!!!

At least we have the Olympic Games to watch for a while
; )