|Robin Govier from nearby Flint carries the torch|
Flanked by his buff Olympic police guard, the Olympic torchbearer ambled into the nearby village of Rhuddlan under blue skies.
The place was packed with people....... thousands turned up.......the great and the good.....all waving their flags, blow up plastic torches and an occasional pint of cold lager.
It was nice to be a part of it all somehow.
It was nice to see a good humoured crowd
and it was good to experience a little bit of positivism in a time of fucking depression
A young woman summed the entire afternoon up for me, when I heard her friend chuckling at the fact that she was crying when she spied 23 year old torchbearer Paul Gavin from Widnes being "mobbed" by the happy crowd before he started his part of the relay.
The woman was weeping and laughing all at the same time,
"I KNOW I am crying" she called out to her friend "It's just so bloody lovely to be a part of some good news for a change"
A man nearby chirped up "here here!"
and for a moment everything was alright with the world....
|The Crowd supports Paul Gavin in an inpromptu burst of photography and back slapping|