2011 - Tour de Tri

The Tour de Tri was first held in 2008 when Mark Turner completed 3 Ironman triathlons in 3 consecutive days, raising funds for Epilepsy Queensland and the Law Enforcement Torch Run in the process.

Fast forward three years and the initial success of the 2008 Tour De Tri has been reinvigorated as a successful 24 hour endurance triathlon open to teams and individuals.

The 2011 Tour de Tri took place over 13 and 14 August and had a great laid back, festival atmosphere with camping, evening movies for the kids, wood fired pizza and plenty of characters.

Video highlights from the weekend are captured below.

Full photo highlights from the event are available here.

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Springtime Rome

Rome in springtime - captivating, drenched in history and romantic. Here are some of the visual highlights from my recent soujoun...

Highlight -  the scenery, the history, the light, the food and gelato!

Lowlight - the crowds...

Traffic at the colosseum on Via de San Gregorio

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Amalfi Coast Wander

A recent hiking trip took us from Ravello, through Amalfi, Conca dei Marini and Praiano to Positano over an 8 day period.

The trip was a great mix of rugged coastline and peaceful forests with many small family farms dotted amongst the terraces. Travelling in May provided some amazing colours and glorious light throughout our journey and allowed us to meet the genuine locals along the way.

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Sunrise at Little Cove

One of the great things about living in Brisbane is having the Sunshine and Gold Coasts on our doorstep.

We've had crazy weather conditions in South East Queensland recently, from floods to cyclones and everything in between... Thankfully, Noosa was reasonably unaffected by the recent events and provided a great opportunity to get away for a short trip. Of course that meant getting out with my camera and capturing some of the morning glow at Little Cove.  

 

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Kotor & Ostrog - Montenegro

Montenegro was the unexpected highlight of our trip. We travelled from Sarajevo, stopping at the Ostrog Monastery and continuing to the coastal cities of Budva and Kotor.

The Monastery of Ostrog (Манастир Острог) is a Serb Orthodox Church monastery built into an almost vertical cliff around 900 metres above sea level. The Monastery was founded by Vasilije, the Metropolitan Bishop of Herzegovina in the 17th century and is the most popular pilgrimage place in Montenegro.

After visiting the Monastery, we travelled to Budva and Kotor on the Montenegrin coastline of the Adriatic Sea. The Bay of Kotor was stunning and is a submerged river canyon, but resembles a fjord. A little piece of Scandinavia in the Balkans!

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