Several of our camping friends waiting for the demonstrations to begin. The wind and cold didn't keep us from staying outside for several hours each day, it only let us to put more layers of clothing on.
Kite flyer out on Lake Michigan....brrrrrrrrrr
Kite shaped as a man in a wet suit ....air fills the body of the kite
Kite toss out candy for the kids below
Next 3 photo's indoor kite flying
This past week I went to the Great Lakes Kite Festival, in Grand Haven, Michigan. Being a bit skeptical of what my experience would be like I came away an enthusiast.
First I experienced Indoor kite flying, this is one of the most amazing things I’ve ever seen. Indoor kite flying challenges the observer to question the very idea of gravity. The kites used are made of strong lightweight fabrics and composite carbon rods. A skilled pilot can maneuver these kites in a windless environment with ease.
Other featured events included outdoor demonstrations, Moonwalk and inflatable obstacle courses, test fields, night fly and an open flying field.
I got to watch National Champions Zach Gordon and John Baressi , the iQuad, Chicago Fire National Championship Team, Windjammers Kite Team, Paul de Bakker who is the 2008 Indoor National Champion perform just to name a few demonstrators. They also gave free lessons to all who were interested.