As we left our house we ran in to a large group of Australians who were heading to the same place. They were surprised to find fellow Aussies in the neighbourhood & it transpired that they were there to support their daughter & friend Ellie Cole, the Australian backstroker & relay swimmer.
Off we went to the stadium, loads of people but I always find that so long as everyone is moving in the same direction it seems that it moves really quickly. The volunteers were great, helpful & quick, just what you want. Not to many words but loads of photos.
|Waiting for the kick off.|
|I am really not fond of this piece but it looks pretty lit up at night.|
|Brollys - how very Brit LOL|
|The Aussies enter the stadium.|
|The Prince - still working even on days off!!|
|The Brit team enter to stupendous applause. Great look on the wheel chairs.|
|The amazing volunteers who had to dance & keep up the energy the whole time the teams were entering. A. Very. Long. Time. Sorry for the bad shot.|
|Beginning of the show - I loved it!|
|Believe me, this is the flame but a very bad shot. Loved that it was lit by Margaret Maughan, the first person to win a Paralympic gold medal.|
That's enough for now, more tomorrow.
Loving what I do.