Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Saturday, 2 May 2015

Last Few!

Hi folks,
well it's coming to the close of the event so I will leave you with just a few more at the risk of boring people.

Loads more to process and put on my Zenfolio site if you want to see any more. Mike

Friday, 1 May 2015

Berck Kite Festival 2015 # 4

Hi folks,

Saturday again was a good day weather wise so I had to make the most of it.

A view from our hotel window

Taken in the toilet out of the window in the hotel room.

Had to get a kite for the granddaughter so plumped for an Indian Fighter with a pink tail as she is six and a half. Here it is being made.

Back to the main arena and loads more inflatables

Nautilus, remembered that back in the good old days.

One for Daisy.

That's it for today, Mike

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Berck Kite Festival 2015 # 3

Hi folks,
Well Friday was a bit wet, we had rain in the night but it had stopped by the time we ventured out.
As it at was grey and the kites would not look their best I ventured back to the Wind Gallery to get some closeups.
As you can see it was a bit misty so I got this fantastic wind mobile with a chap flying his kite, the whole contraption rotated by the wind and his Yellow Cody Kite went around and around.

This is the wonderful Wendy an English lady who was asked to display her creations made solely from recycled bottle, boxes and the like. She is holding Prince George.

Next was a pram for the new Prince or Princess not born yes hence the pink and blue material in the recycled pram, she had a baby already to go into the pram once she knew.

Other people where in the display including Her Majesty.

William, George and a soldier keeping guard with dog Lupo.

As the day progressed and after a bit of light refreshment the sun reappeared again.

Along the Promenade I caught up with the China man in the last blog making a Dragons Head out of Bamboo, it had a lot of detail.

Back outside the kites started to take to the air again

Including our old favorite the Minion, Stuart.

Not sure about this one, it was big and looked like a girl until...

I noticed the beard.

Last one for today.

Thanks for looking, Mike

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Berck Kite Festival 2015 # 2

Hi folks,
Still on Thursday after the festival got going and the sun got better and better.

 I think the kites say it all so enjoy.

Right, that's Thursdays spectacular day done, time for a beer.  Mike

Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Berck Kite Festival 2015

Hi folks,
Sue and I have just been across the water to France to attend the annual kite festival with members of the Kent Kite Flyers and had a fantastic time with good weather and good company.

Here is just a snapshot of our first day, Thursday and after a quick fly on the beach it was time to take some photos.

A lovely sandy beach with nice colours where all around us.

On  the promenade was this fantastic merry go round and the crowds were starting to gather.

Next stop was the wind garden with a wonderful array of different objects, a lot made from scrap and recycled material if you look closely.

The wind was blowing and these were taken at a high shutter speed to stop the action.
  CD discs painted.

Back on to the main beach, I had to show this and inflatable Elvis, you can see the size of him by the height of the man in the foreground. He is only an inflatable and is held up by a lifter kite high above him, you have see the line above his head holding him up. Hes is specially made by hand from a kite material called rip stop and really well made.

Loads more to show but must finish unpacking.
See you all soon, Mike