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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.
Hello, welcome to OBW :)ReplyDelete
What a beautiful and great shot this is! Yes I do know this sport, we have a lot of kite surfers here in The Netherlands. Great to watch.
Thank you for sharing this wonderful photo with us at OBW! Hugs, Wendy
What a beautiful picture!! And great explanation of the activity...thanks!!ReplyDelete
Lovely shot and post. That looks like so much fun.ReplyDelete
This is new to me, too! It makes for a lovely photo!ReplyDelete
What an amazing shot there, I learn something new today, thanks for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!ReplyDelete
Great capture, and thank you for introducing me to a new sport!ReplyDelete
Beautiful shot of the sea and some stunning action of the surfer. Poetry in motion, it is :). How wonderful to live so close to the sea and get to witness this every now and then, although I would be nervous seeing them being suspended :). Thank you for sharing your story with us at OBW! :).ReplyDelete
a great summer shot~!ReplyDelete
I've not seen or heard of this before but it sounds like it might be good for an adrenaline rush. :-D
This is a new outdoor activity to me. I enjoy the usual kite flying at the beach :)ReplyDelete
Lovely. I myself love the sea and your words of the winds and waves struck a chord with me. Time for another beach jaunt!ReplyDelete
Terrific photo and I love the words that accompany it ... Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Our Beautiful World!ReplyDelete
We live next to the sea - and you've captured the very essence of what its like to be out on the water kite-surfing... very cool!ReplyDelete
I love your picture and words, both are beautiful!!ReplyDelete
That looks so much like SUMMER! I love it... and wish I was in Boston again!ReplyDelete