Belmont Kite Haps
Tuesday, June 5, 2012
Saturday, June 2, 2012
Photo day, The Perfect Day and June gloom starts
Aren't they cute :)
This is the wind graph showing what little wind we've had on Friday, Saturday and Sunday.
This week Ruth and I are packing for our trip. We start in France and end in Italy for Luca and Monica's wedding. Sara and A'lan will be living in our house and taking care of Bebe & Harley, and maybe a little kiting. So I may not have a blog up-date for a while.
See you on the water in July :)
Tuesday, May 22, 2012
New Canon SX 30 Camera
There's nothing like a beautiful sunset to end the perfect kite day. OK so it's not that beautiful but it's the end of the story. Hope to see you on the water soon.
Saturday, March 31, 2012
Omar the pro photographer...some shots
Omar, our pro photographer friend, took some recent shots at Belmont
As an amateur photographer I found it interesting Omar calling out to me "Hey Jim look over here." I'll file this away to be used on all of you on the beach this summer.
Omar has an amazing eye as you can see in the gallory of pictures on his web site. He was able to get the only jump I could actually pull off. The wind was pretty low and this was as good as it got.
A few days prior Omar came down and shot my son Dan and his friend David at Belmont.
These are all kite tricks Dan can do. A back roll
An over the shoulder.
This is David doing a one handed extension.
And a rail grab.
Sunday, March 25, 2012
Sunday is great again, and the week was good too
Check it out, another un-real kite day.
Dan arrived at the house around 11:30 and was ready to kite. Ruth and I on the other hand were only on our second cup of coffee. And we had most of the Sunday Times to go. WHAT??? I'm a diehard as long as it's warm and wonderful. OK, I'm spoiled.
Then I started feeling guilty that Dan was down there with no support group. As I walked across Ocean Blvd. I thought I saw Dan walking up the beach. Up, there he was after a meer two and a half hours heading for the launch ramp, in the rain.
I decided to cut acorss the sand because Dan was not walking that fast against the wind and rain. Go figure, it was about three and the wind graph was showing gust to 40 mph.
As I approached Dan I couldn't believe my eyes, there was a boat race going on in the middle of the bay, in raging wind. Good luck.
Dan got his lines wrapped up a;nd we headed for home. I cleared out the garage and hung up his kite to dry. There's always tomorrow.
As Dan and I headed for home I saw Kyle doing some outragious kite tricks very close to someone in the water. It took me a couple of minutes to figure out he was "performing" for a cameraman who was in waist high water with a GoPro type camera on the end of a stick. Hope the shots came out Kyle.
After we got home and Dan took off, Ruth and I headed to the beach to walk the dogs. The rain wasn't over but it was a fantastic sunset. Can't wait for tomorrow.
In closing I had to add this shot of the dogs. Left to right is Bebe, Harley and Lilly, Dan's new little puppy mix breed that he's had for a few weeks. They were a drip taking all three for a walk. Lilly is so curious so she runs from place to place checking everything out. Bebe and Harley in the mean time are just along for the ride..... or walk.