Friday, 6 April 2012

Brisbane to Gladstone

This morning we walked to the end of street, laid out our picnic rug, poured ourselves a champagne and watched the start of the annual Brisbane to Gladstone Yacht Race.

Brisbane to Gladstone start

For some reason they started a long way off shore. Not only were they a long way out but they were a ways away from the end of the Shornliffe Pier, the traditional start line.

Brisbane to Gladstone start 2

I do need to fess up here. Alan took all these images. I’ll share my arty ones tomorrow. p.s that’s code for crappy.

Brisbane to Gladstone 3 copy

This is while they are still jostling for the start.

Brisbane to Gladstone 5

We had a spinnaker start. lots of pretty colours.

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The spectator fleet.

Brisbane to Gladstone 4

Note the number plate.

Brisbane to Gladstone 8

And it wouldn’t be an event at Redcliffe without sky divers, The Easter Bunny was dropping in. The way they flew past Woody Point they might just finish in record time this year.

1 comment:

Hot Fudge said...

What a beautiful part of the world you live in Trish. We used to do the same thing as kids in Sydney to watch the start of the Sydney to Hobart - minus the champers, of course!