13 August

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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.


  1. Hello, welcome to OBW :)
    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

  2. What a beautiful picture!! And great explanation of the activity...thanks!!

  3. Lovely shot and post. That looks like so much fun.

  4. This is new to me, too! It makes for a lovely photo!

  5. What an amazing shot there, I learn something new today, thanks for sharing it with us at Our Beautiful World!

  6. Great capture, and thank you for introducing me to a new sport!

  7. 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! :).

  8. a great summer shot~!
    I've not seen or heard of this before but it sounds like it might be good for an adrenaline rush. :-D


  9. This is a new outdoor activity to me. I enjoy the usual kite flying at the beach :)

  10. Lovely. I myself love the sea and your words of the winds and waves struck a chord with me. Time for another beach jaunt!

  11. Terrific photo and I love the words that accompany it ... Thanks so much for sharing this with us at Our Beautiful World!

  12. 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!

  13. I love your picture and words, both are beautiful!!

  14. That looks so much like SUMMER! I love it... and wish I was in Boston again!


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