August 12, 2008

Petanque in Connecticut

Every Thursday evening during summer, one can hear boules clanging, high fives and cheers at the Bee and Thistle Inn, in Old Lyme, on route 1 just off I95.

A nice boulodrome they have.

The home team is training every week for a big challenge game on Sunday August 24.

Here you see team captain Jim in action, and below a group photo of the team and a "still life" of boules. Although I think, from the position of the boules, and the finger, that there's the usual conversation going on.
Like "Are you sure?", "I don't think so", "Not quite", "Oh yes, absolutely", "You don't see it??", "At least half an inch!", "Look at it from the other side" etc.. That's when a measuring tape appears, and it gets really "still".
Thanks to Donna & Sean for the pictures!


Anonymous said...

What time is the challenge at the Bee and Thistle on the 24th pf August? We (Le Petanque de Madison) would be interested in observing and meeting the competitors.

Anonymous said...

Best to call the Inn directly at