We weren't quite sure where to go for the best view ... my husband had taken a days holiday ..
and we did debate going out to the mountains but lazy Jane won out.
We just walked down to the river
and to avoid all the people on the bridges we hopped down to the
View towards the zoo
Towards the English garden
It was partly cloudy already and all round big black
monster clouds were dashing towards us.
(Trousers disguised to protect the innocent)
Henio was hoping up and down
like a child "we won't see it, just our luck etc."
But we were really lucky , there was a small patch of clear sky
where the sun was and it started to get darker
then all of a sudden all around us the people went
Oh! and Ah!
and then it went quiet for two minutes.
(Don't ask me why the sky's green !! I'm not a photographer)
We've been waiting for it for years and in the past week we've
watched a lot of documentaries on TV but the moment where only the
corona was to be seen was breath taking. Just wish I had a better
command of the English language to describe it.
I found it very moving, I wouldn't say tears in my eyes but
there was a lump in my throat !!
And as the sun peeped out again everyone started clapping as though
the sun was a star !!!!!!!!!
Our kids who didn't want to "Go with Mum and Dad" went to a big
party in the Olympia Park and didn't see a thing ..
further along the river in the English Garden the clouds covered the
sun just for those 2 minutes !!
There's one in South Africa in the year 2001 so I suggest we hold
our second YORKSGEN meeting there.
It would be worth it.