Flying high

We went to a rather windy Cape Town Kite Festival this morning. Of course, when you are attending a kite festival, wind is good. Otherwise it would be a string and colourful rug festival. Not that I am saying there is anything wrong with celebrating string and colourful rugs, but that’s not what we went there for and it’s not what we got.

Despite all the colour, my favourite shot of the day was this one:

One of the big “3D” kites which was tethered at ground level so you could get a really close look at exactly how it worked – which seemed to be somehow wind-related. You can find more black and white goodness here and a whole lot of colour in the Flickr set.

It was a cheap, fun day out, all in support of a good cause and I would fully recommend it: especially if you have kids.
The forecast is bright and breezy for tomorrow, so give it a go!

3 thoughts on “Flying high

  1. We have an annual kite festival in Bristol too, held at Ashton Court, the same place where they have the annual hot air balloon fiesta. I love seeing all the various kites, and I am always amazed at the different types! Nothing like the tissue paper ‘n stick jobs we made when we were kids!!
    .-= Helga Hansen´s last blog ..Brain Drain =-.

  2. Some nice pictures there mate. Ulike Helga I don’t think there is a kite festival round these parts! Think there would be a major increase in the number of UFO sightings round Nottinghamshire if there was!

  3. HH > Tissue paper and sticks wouldn’t have lasted long on Saturday. W I N D Y !

    Wiggy > There was one at Rushcliffe Country Park last year. But not this year. So not a big success then.

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