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3rd Cape Fear Kite Festival, 11/08

WACKOS and OTHERS gather again in Wrightsville Beach, NC, for what is becoming one of the major kite festivals on the East Coast.

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Saturday AM, Wrightsville Beach had given a permit to somebody to hold a wedding on the same day as we were doing, bu permit, a kite festival.  SO we had to clear the beach .
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Saturday AM, Wrightsville Beach had …
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Stu is always outstanding at any kite festival.
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Stu is always outstanding at any kit…
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Re-launch!
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Re-launch!
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Poster for the renovations on the hotel.
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Poster for the renovations on the ho…
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Sunday, a bit more wind, and no wedding scheduled, so let's get some stuff in the sky!
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Sunday, a bit more wind, and no wedd…
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Martin Blaise dolphin, purchased at the festival auction Sat. night, marks home base for the Martin crowd.
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Martin Blaise dolphin, purchased at …
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View from Shell Island balcony
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View from Shell Island balcony
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Octopus and shadow, being all artsy.
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Octopus and shadow, being all artsy.
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Still trying to be artsy.
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Still trying to be artsy.
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Artsiness GET!
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Artsiness GET!
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Dad assembles a rotating box kite from the Auction.  Seconds later, I helped him and broke a stick.  I still feel badly about that, but I'll have it fixed before the next flying opportunity...
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Dad assembles a rotating box kite fr…
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I could watch David work all day, for the second day in a row!
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I could watch David work all day, fo…
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Hector and Veronica arrived late Saturday, just in time for the really good flying on Sunday.
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Hector and Veronica arrived late Sat…
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Ultralight aircraft buzzes us a few times, I hink amazed by the show.
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Ultralight aircraft buzzes us a few …
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90 feet of blue octopus, and a small swarm of Gomberg "fun sized" octopi.  These are neat little kites.  It's a neat big kite too...
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90 feet of blue octopus, and a small…
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The Fort Worden Arch, which I bought at the AKA Auction.  I got a great price on it, and I hope any of the kitemakers who worked on it and stumble across this page will know how much I appreciate their craftsmanship, and how proud I am to be flying their
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The Fort Worden Arch, which I bought…
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A few sails from the Fort Worden arch.
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A few sails from the Fort Worden arc…
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A few more sails from the Fort Worden arch.
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A few more sails from the Fort Worde…
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Still more sails from the Fort Worden arch.
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Still more sails from the Fort Worde…
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James's favorite sail on the new arch.  I know the White Horse Kite Fliers are involved in this - he hopes the Wee Free Men had a hand in it as well.
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James's favorite sail on the new arc…
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Abbotts and Martins watch the sky begin to fill up.
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Abbotts and Martins watch the sky be…
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