Friday, November 10, 2017

Cape Fear Kite Festival

The month of November finds us enjoying the city and surrounding areas of Wilmington, NC.  Our first weekend here we had a memorable visit with a dear friend, Christy Stephenson.  Time spent catching up, eating out, enjoying campfires, laughing and sharing stories from the past year made for another "time swiftly flying by" moment.  That same weekend was the Cape Fear Kite Festival held at Fort Fisher State Recreation Area near Kure Beach.  Here's way too many pictures from our visit to the Festival Sunday afternoon.

It's 1:00pm and the fog rolls in to create a neutral sky background for all these colorful kites.

We are surprised at the size of some of these kites.  This "snorkeler girl" was huge.
Notice all of the sections pieced together to make this wind sculpture.

Ahhh...Here comes the sun!  The skies clear up and it's finally warmer too.

The Kite Fliers use cords to maneuver the wind-stuffed sculptures to fly higher if they get, well..flatter.

Here you can see many different cords connecting each section to a main cord.
And sometimes we noticed more than one kite connected to a single holding cord.  These main "holding" cords were anchored to the ground with sand bags.

There was such a variety of kites in all colors and sizes..even pigs that fly.

These double gray whale kites were impressive.

Around 2:30 or so, we noticed the participants winding up their wind sock-type kites and calling it a weekend. 

We sure are glad we caught this festival at the last was a visual treat.

More Later from the Wilmington area.

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