Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Olympic Torch Relay Cornwall

Driving home from work today on the A30 i passed 5 coaches traveling down to west Cornwall for the Olympic torch relay. Now I'm not some sort of coach/bus spotter like an Eddie Stobart spotter, where you get excited by ticking another named lorry off the list, but in Cornwall on the daily commute you do start to pass the same cars trundling in the opposite direction each day. So when you see 5 bright yellow coaches (not your average Cornish western greyhound bus) you notice. I saw two together go past and i didn't think much of it, then when the next one went past i noticed the name on the front saying "Olympic Torch Relay" the next one past and i noticed the map on the back of the bus of the relay route. Now I'm a bit cynical and all i can think of is how much petrol it is costing to send all these coaches all around the country for the relay. But i guess it is the Olympics and it doesn't happen very often. I'm sure the Olympic torch relay goes somewhere near to my house so I'm hoping to see the procession and get some photo's as it is a once in a lifetime event.