The Paralympics did not end for me when I left the
car park. My friend had booked tickets to see Boccia at the ExCel. Most people
will not have heard of this sport but in essence, it is bowls sitting down. I
play when I can and I am a huge promoter of the game in general. It is fun and
addictive to play as well as very interesting to watch. So, I was very excited
to watch top players from around the world in semi final action. I was not
disappointed as we saw thrilling matches including Brit David Smith who sailed
through to the final (he got a Silver medal in the end). This was obviously the
highlight of the day but another memorable part was crossing the River Westfield Thames…
Previously, when visiting the O2, I have had to drive through a tunnel or across a bridge to get to
. Now the
Emirates Airline is open, I can opt for another mode of transport: A Cable Car.
I have only ever been on one once before but this was better. The weather was
beautiful and the sun reflecting off the water made for spectacular views over
my favourite city. And, unlike most transport in Greenwich , the cars were accessible (the seats
could even flip up if necessary). I was suitably impressed and wish they could
make more across the London . UK
On both occasions, I thoroughly enjoyed my time at the Paralympics, watching the sports in an all-round upbeat and positive atmosphere. I really am missing the whole Festival of Sport but it has left a long lasting memory and has actually inspired me. I want to try and perfect my Boccia skills because who knows what the future will bring?
Rio perhaps if I put my
mind to it.
Bye for now!