|Picture: the Guardian|
So, it's official - I just got the email - we're going to watch some Olympic rowing at Dorney Lake next year! I applied for tickets as a very last minute 'well, why not' sort of way, but thankfully I found it all pretty straightforward with the help of the wonderful Diamond Geezer's guide to ticket application (if you've not come across his blog before, do have a look - it's fantastic). I only applied for £100 worth of tickets, in case I ended up being 'lucky' and getting them all, but in the end they only took £40 out of my account, which means that we're not going to see any finals but will see some excellent semi- and quarter- final rowing none the less. The tickets are pretty good value because you can stay all day at the lake and watch as much as you like.
We visited Dorney by boat in 2008, and moored up close by with Warrior. Sarah and Jim fed us a delicious curry after we'd been for a walk to look at the lake itself, eerily empty and vast in the dusk light. It will be quite a different atmosphere next August, and I'm pretty excited!
Did you apply for tickets, and if so, were you lucky?
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