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It is no small thing to wonder
the magic of entire lives are based upon it
we set our sails upon a distant shore
that merely glistens in the distance
hopes and dreams are the waves beneath us
and wonder is the wind with which we soar
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I was not familiar with this sport until recently. It is called kite-surfing.
As you can see in the picture above there is a giant kite which acts as a sail in the wind.
The kite is harnessed to the surfer and the surfer is standing on the board.
The wind and the waves carry them at a pretty quick pace.
Sometimes the wind lifts them up 10 feet or so into the air!
I have seen them in the air for as long as 10 seconds!
The beach across the street from our house on the north shore of Boston is one of the few places I have seen this done.
We see them from the porch and from our living room windows.
it's quite a sight...and, I would imagine quite a work out.