Saturday, April 13, 2013

Noisy, Noisy






















We heard them (from home) well before we saw them! This weekend our river is the location for the third round of the Australian Formula Powerboat GP series with F1, F2 and F3 classes racing.

Holding an umbrella in one hand and snapping shots with the other, Master T and I enjoyed watching for a good while this afternoon. Tomorrow promises to be finer weather, better for competitors and spectators alike.




The river last night was much calmer - and quieter! 

Have a wonderful weekend whatever your weather.

UPDATE: On our way home from church Sunday (I was driving) the children noticed one of these super fast F2 boats bobbing vertically in the water with the other boats stationary near by. No more racing was heard for a good while. Apparently there had been a crash between two boats near the start line, one boat (recently imported from Europe) may be a write-off, but most importantly, no one was injured.

26 comments:

Cinzia said...

Very interesting and beautiful photos!
Cinzia

Charlotte Wilson said...

I can imagine the noise and then...look at your peaceful photo of sunset on the water. The reflection is awesome!

geanina said...

Very beautiful photo!;)

marijke said...

I think I would prefer the silince and beauty in your last photo. But the noise won't take weeks. They will be gone. And not many people have the vieuws at the raceboats.
Have a wonderful weekend Karen.

Giga said...

Szkoda, że padał deszcz. Przeszkadzał pewno zawodnikom i widzom. Może jutro bedzie lepsza pogoda. Bardzo ładne zdjecia, mimo iż robione pod parasolem. Pozdrawiam.
Too bad it was raining. Certainly disturbed the players and spectators. Maybe tomorrow will be better weather. Very nice pictures, though done under the umbrella. Yours.

Nell at njschout said...

The power boats must be very noisy, and must go at incredible speeds! : )

Deanna said...

May be noisy, but sure looks fun!!

Karen @ away for the weekend said...

They make for some very fun looking photos - and wow, that sunset! I love the colors in that photo.

Pieni Lintu said...

Wow - great shots!

s.c said...

Thats a very different kind of photo's. But also reality. I don't know why but when I read spectators the thought alligators came into my mind. I presume they are not in your river then.

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

There are no wild alligators in Australia SC, although some places have crocodiles which are even bigger....thankfully not in our area. We do however have some smallish sharks and large eels in our river - I wouldn't like to try swimming in it.

Filip and Kristel said...

I find your last picture the best and most spectacular.

Greetings,
Filip

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

I like the ending !

Jennifer {Studio JRU} said...

looks like fun to watch! love that last photo... gorgeous!!

Nikki said...

Great action shots, Karen. You did well to snap those while holding your brolly. Love the last shot too - so beautiful and still.

Anna said...

It's a lot of noise but it so awesome and what a power... wow Karen!
And than is there the silence with a beautiful sky... love it very much... ;))
Warm greeting, Anna

Ash said...

I never like this noise also because it is too noisy! Take it easy Karen, it will be over before you knew it. Love your last photo, so calm and peaceful to the heart :-)

Gail Dixon (Louisiana Belle) said...

The sunset is beautiful! Glad no one was injured in the boating accident.

Linda R said...

I bet it was fun watching those boat fly by. That last shot is gorgeous. I just love the reflection of the sky.

Linda~

pattisjarrett said...

Those are noisy! But your last photo speaks of calmness and serenity.

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Sewing Mom said...

I must admit, the calmer river is far more appealing to me. =) Beautiful photo.

thefisherlady said...

we had race boats crash in our river this summer and two ladies were drowned... it can be devastating

I do love your soft pink calm water photo... sets my heart to dancing. that's a wee bit safer :)

Liz said...

You've captured some wonderful action shots, Karen! The Clarence is such a wonderful wide river. I have great memories of water skiing on it back in 88-89. Your images of the river and surrounds always evoke some happy memories of years ago!

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