Sunday, October 5, 2014

Superman Wins the Day




























With perfect weather, the annual Bridge to Bridge Ski Classic was a spectacular sight, and sound, this morning as our usually quiet river gave way to fast, colourful action. Around 100 boats competed from all over Australia, along with a few overseas entrants, in various classes in the 108km race from our bridge to the next bridge downriver and back again. Superman won for the second year in a row with a record time of just over 36 minutes, reaching speeds of up to 180km (112 miles) per hour. 

This is only the second time in 17 years of living in our town that I've watched the Bridge to Bridge (we are usually at church) and I thoroughly enjoyed it!



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23 comments:

Cloudia said...

These are professional shots! Wow




ALOHA from Honolulu
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Linda said...

Beautiful photos!

geanina said...

amazing images!

Janneke said...

What an amazing action photos, wonderful!

Dirk Rosin said...

kjempe fine bilder Karen !

Erin said...

Absolutely awesome pics Karen!

Barb said...

Looks exciting. I can't believe they go 112! How scary!

Lisa Gordon said...

What fun, and these photographs are wonderful, Karen!

LynCC said...

You got some really spectacular shots! I love the colors in the water on that one.

Nordis Hansen said...

Extremely nice picture, with so much speed and excitement.
Greetings
Nordis

Seeing Each Day said...

I know I should be commenting on the whole sporty thing, but my overriding thought is of how clever you were to capture that rainbow of colour in the waters in the 4th shot. Well done.

DeborahGun said...

For a few seconds I thought that was you out there on the water skis :-) Looks like such a fun event.

Rachaeldaisy said...

Amazing photos!! Those boats racing around would be impressive to see live.

Valerie said...

Fabulous captures, especially the one with the rainbow!

Preeti said...

What fun! Love the rainbow shot in the wake, spectacular! Well done Superman!!

eileeninmd said...

Looks like a great event. Love the photos, especially the rainbow capture.. Have a happy week!

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I didn’t see the rainbow until uploading the photos at home - a pleasant surprise indeed.

amanda | wildly simple said...

WOW! At first I thought how different it is to see boaters and skiers in helmets... then I reached the text of your post and was shocked at their speeds!!
My husband's uncle is an avid (beyond avid) water skier.. he trains around the country and purchased a very fancy new boat this year. It is not named Superman, though. :)
Your photos of this event are fantastic!

Phil Slade said...

Lovely shots Karen. The way you captured the movement of the water is quite extraordinary. Looks like everyone was having great fun, you included.

Fun60 said...

What superb shots of the skiers.

Mary Huey said...

Water skiing weather!?! I've had my gloves and hat on outdoors for the past few days -- thanks for sharing the fun!

flowersandhome said...

Looks great Karen. Amazing how they keep standing as if it's nothing.

diane b said...

That would have been exciting. your shots are wonderful too. I especially like the one with the rainbow colours in the spray.

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