Sunday, 6 May 2012

Let's go fly a kite!




Weymouth, being a popular seaside destination usually has special events on bank holidays weekends, and this weekend we have had an international Kite festival on the beach. The festival has taken place in Weymouth annually for the last 20 years. 


For once the sun shone and the sky was transformed by unusual colourful objects such as a flying octopus, a teddy bear and even a pair of dangling legs!



We took the dog for a walk, and stopped at our favourite beach side cafe for a coffee and to watch the kites. There were many families on the beach flying their kites, unfortunately one blew across the road and got tangled in old street lamp, it was quite a job getting it down!




A team from Holland flew their kites synchronised to music, it was a wonderful sight and I marvelled at their expertise. We have never been very good at flying kites, the children had a few over the years, but they never seem to stay in the air for very long!


The swing boats are so colourful, I had to include this picture!



Let's go fly a kite
Up to the highest height
Let's go fly a kite

And send it soaring

Up through the atmosphere

Up where the air is clear
Oh, let's go fly a kite!

Written by Robert B. Sherman

 I hope you have a good weekend and found some sunshine too!
Welcome and hello to my new follower Filipa.



18 comments:

  1. Wow - amazing photos! I must see this one day, looks like a great day - especially when the sun shines!

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  2. That looks like a fun day out - I'm glad the sun shone!

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  3. This looks like fun Sarah. I am happy to say my daughters still like 'flying a kite'. I always love to join them.

    Isn't the song from Mary Poppins? I believe I can still sing it along :-)!

    Happy new week!

    Madelief x

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  4. Yes it is the song from Mary Poppins!
    sarah

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  5. Looks like so much fun to watch. We don't get anything like that on the beaches up here! Juliex

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  6. Oh wow that looks so cool! I'd like to watch from a swing boat!!!
    Sarah -x-

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  7. These photos are unbelievably stunning!!!
    It looks like an amazing day, and your photos have made me both want to go to the beach and fly a kite!

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  8. Lovely to discover your blog, and what a fun time, watching all the wonderful kites flying.
    Your dog Daisy is adorable.

    Happy new week
    Carolyn

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  9. Weymouth beach looks wonderful, my daughter still has here little bird kite from when she was small, she flew it at Daymer Beach in Cornwall, there used to be a kite shop at the top of the road to the beach. Julie xxx

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  10. What fun shots and what a wonderful event. Lovely photos, and the sun...wow! x

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  11. I bet that was beautiful to have seen in person. Thank you for sharing it with us. I love the song at the end too and it reminds me that I have not seen my favorite movie in a while, Mary Poppins. Need to dust off the DVD and pop it into the player. Have a lovely week.

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  12. Thanks for visiting me, you asked about our olive trees - we only have about 12 trees, but keeps us in olive oil. Waiheke Island where we live is ideal weather for grapes, olives and lavender.

    Hope you are enjoying the week
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  13. Wonderful, airy and happy photographs! It reminds me of the movie Kite Runner. I remember Weymouth. I once was there with one of my brothers. We embarked the boat to France. Ah, Sarah - you make me sigh. One day... Have a good day, Christa

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  14. Oh I LOVE kites. They soar and somehow take you with them. How lucky to have a kite festival on your doorstep and a sunny day on which to enjoy it :D

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  15. Terrific pictures. I've never been to Weymouth... looks like that I might have to visit on my next trip to England! I am English but I live in Canada. Just came back from a vacation in England.... would love to live there but it's far too expensive for me!
    The picture of the swingboats brings back memories of Sunday School outings to Woolacombe.

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  16. oooo they look great, and look at the blue sky!!!!!

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  17. Wow, very colourful especially against the lovely blue sky.

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  18. how lovely, what a great day!
    xxx

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