|April 3rd 2010|
Boat Race 2010Went to the start of the 2010 Boat Race between Cambridge and Oxford, today. I was on Putney Bridge for the start. First time I had seen it. Pretty interesting, good atmosphere, good crowds.
I walked there from South Kensington. Perhaps two miles. Best way to get there. Discovered shortly after I left the house, that I needed the loo. Bugger. I was thinking my route ahead, straight down Fulham Road, and figuring where I could get a loo. Figured that the Fulham Broadway shopping centre would have a loo in it. Hadn't been there before, but it's a shopping centre, so it must have a loo.
Got there, looking for the loo signs, spotted them quickly, good. Straight to the loo. Just before it there's a sign "Toilets 20p" ...f*ck! I didn't have a bean on me, I was only out for a walk. Decided I would have to give the attendant a sob story. Rehearsed my line "you let me into your loo or I make a mess of your floor". Got to the turnstile, no-one around...so I leaped it!! Bit of a lad...bit of a geezer! Then I figured that it might be on CCTV and I would have armed-police surrounding the building...they don't need much excuse in London Town to cause a drama. Surprisingly enough, got out the loo and got away with it!
Weather was quite good, at least it wasn't raining, a touch breezy and a touch on the cold side, but not bad for the race...you can see the water in the pictures, it's reasonably flat.
Cambridge won the race.
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