Serendipity Experience 79 : Be a Sydney Spectator!

3:02 PM

This is our first year of owning a boat and so of course we had to join the hoard of spectators out on Sydney Harbour to watch the popular Sydney to Hobart yaght race.

 It was quite a surreal experience sitting in the midst of the action and hearing the boom of the starter gun.

It was the most amazing atmosphere, being surrounded by these immense sailing ships and hearing the crews shouting orders to one another!

We felt as though we were in the race itself....I can not imagine what it must be like to head out through the heads knowing you have days of sailing through trecherous conditions!

Surviving in the harbour alone was enough for us!!!!!

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  1. wow! you had a great spot to see the start. great shots!

  2. Looks amazing..I am always in awe of what wind can do to a sail and move a boat at such speed..looks like you had a great day!

  3. Wow! what an experience. I was just dropping by to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for visiting my place and your special comments. I look forward to engaging more with you in 2012. Cheers SpecialK XoXo

  4. A great experience, and wonderful photos. I can see what you mean though, a bit choppy. We usually watch the start of the yacht race (on tv) but actually missed it this year. You had the best seat in the house.
    Happy New Year

  5. How exciting for you to have your own boat, Simone. That last photo looks a bit scary though! :)

  6. I love these shots! Especially the last! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

  7. What beautiful photographs Felicity!
    I wish you a most wonderful New Year.

  8. What great shots.. That sure does look like some rough water.. I bet it was fun to watch!!

    Hugs, Linda

  9. That looks like fun! :)

    Happy New Year, Simone!

  10. Wow...that would have been a thrill to be there to see that. That choppy water looks a little rough though. It looks like quite an adventure.

    Thanks for your kind note, Simone. I've missed you. :)

  11. Gorgeous scenes, especially like that last shot with all the motion. Happy New Year to you.

  12. This looks amazing, Simone! How fantastic to have a view from in the midst! Happy New Year to you!

  13. You are very brave! I am not sure I would be out in Sydney Harbour at the start of the Sydney to Hobart race.
    Great shots!

  14. Wonderful captures, you put us right there with you at the busy start to the Sydney to Hobart race.


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