They say when one UK major sporting event closes, another one opens.
Which is sort of handy, for this Sunday the end of the London 2012 Olympics coincides with the second day of the 2012 Aberdeen Asset Management Cowes Week.
Some passengers about to set off on a cruise from Southampton will try to nip over to Cowes, whose decorated streets, they’ll notice, have a red, white and blue theme.
Goodbye for now (Live)
They may even hang around to watch the Closing Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games live on big screens throughout Cowes.
Just as long as they don’t miss their cruise.
And if they are not going to be near Cowes until 17 August, they may spot some of the London 2012 Olympics British sailing teams in the world famous Isle of Wight seaside town, enjoying a well-deserved ‘Best of British’ day.
Meanwhile, if you cannot wait to celebrate the UK’s most successful Olympics for over a century, and the continuing annual charm of Cowes Week, please repeat, after me:
*My friendly Cowes, blue, red and white,
I love with all my heart:
She gives me thrills with all her might,
When I’m sailing, with a chart.
Great sailors race round, here and there,
And keep boredom at bay,
They drink, in salty Solent air,
And party, night and day;
All blown by all the winds that pass
And wet with all the showers,
They stagger over Northwood’s grass
While sipping whisky sourers.
*apologies to Robert Louis Stevenson. I blame it on the Pimms.
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