Trials,Tribulations and Happy Moments in my busy life

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Portsmouth International Kite Festival

Hi folks,

well here we are on Southsea Common, the venue of the Portsmouth Kite Festival 2012.  As we arrived at 9-15 am it started to rain but undeterred it was onwards and upwards quite literally and then the rain stopped and the sun came out. So much for the weather forecast.

Here we are in full swing with still a few clouds about. The Spinnaker Tower in the background picked out in the sunlight is by Gunwharf Quays about two miles away.

Here are a few of many images taken during the day.

A pair of Angels.

Cupid with blue wings and a heart.

Sumo Warrior in all his fierceness.

Big blue whale being chased by a small green fish.

Another inflatable held aloft by a lifter kite.

One of several Geisha Girls in attendance. 

Close up of Tom.

This is part of an exhibition held in a giant marquee, showing the detail, some are painted and others are appliqued.

This is just a taster of the many wonderful sights to be seen on Southsea Common, weather permitting more flying tomorrow and Bank Holiday Monday.

Thanks for dropping by.

nite nite, luv Mike XX


  1. SUPER,Mike ! I feel like I was there today.......
    Looks like you must be having a great time !!!
    Chris and Dave R

    1. Yes Chris it was great, loads flying it doesn't show up in the pictures but the sky was full of kites. xx

  2. What a great day you had Mike

  3. I want one of those Blue Whales!!!

  4. Wonderful kites, great photos,you certainly seem to be enjoying your self loved the Hello Kitty.

  5. Hello Mike, wonderful, fantastic High quality images, the best I have seen, Its Picture Perfect, vivid true colours as If was there. That camera certainly doing a good job, Its even better then Charles Pin hole camera HI. Just received my Fuji-film s range Bridge camera and it looks good, Not had a chance yet to use it, but will be in Cornwall next wednesday onwards. The Wx here monsoon category. Cheers from