Monday, May 10, 2010


Late last week, as I was approaching the "lifeguard beach" I noticed several large kites flying on the other side of the dunes. As I walked onto the beach a man and a woman were hoisting a huge lobster kite aloft. I called Lachlan, and he arrived in time to see several more sent heavenward. He even helped the woman bury one of the sand anchors. By the time we left there were 8 or 10 colorful kites flying and spinning above our heads.

I spoke briefly with the woman who gave me their web address ( She is part of a display kite team that exhibits along the east coast. We were fortunate that they were simply enjoying their kites, providing a free, open-to-the-public display of 200 & 300 square foot kites.

You can see some of their creations here:

Our latest Ocracoke Newsletter celebrates colorful islander Don Wood (1936-1998). You can read it here:

1 comment:

  1. Anonymous8:12 AM

    Philip, you are quite the tour guide! Thanks for all the interesting, unexpected stories you share when you are "out and about" the island. Glad your little grandson could enjoy the kites, too. Wow! What a treat!