Yesterday morning, though, the wind came up and the low tide exposed the sandspit shown in the previous blog update, so Graham joined Lionel, Kerry and Suzy in the dinghy. Kerry and Suzy are learning how to kite-board so the conditions were perfect for Lionel to give them some tuition. You can just imagine how delighted we were to find that the festival had moved out there, complete with temporary stage, bar, DJ, huge speakers and more crap music. Douf, douf.
|Everyone make some noise!|
|A helicopter circles the party-goers to film this momentous event|
|Lionel waits patiently for the helicopter to depart before launching the kite. A good safety measure we thought.|
In spite of the noise, the kiting was good and both Suzy and Kerry were happy to make progress in a sport that looks particularly tricky to learn.
|Suzy about to launch the kite|
|Lionel about to hand over the kite as Kerry looks on|
|Kerry about to take control|
|Kerry getting the hang of the kite|
Here's a quick video:
We returned to mooring and decided that another night of douf, douf would just be too much to bear so moved around to an anchorage sheltered from the SE winds only for the weather gods to have their laugh at us and promptly deliver an un-forecasted NE which left u on a lee shore. So, we moved back to the mooring and had a good supper before applying the ear-plugs. Douf, douf