Festival of the Winds - By Sarah Hatfield

04 Oct 2009 6:52 PM | Anonymous member
It was a glorious 32 degree winter day in Sydney, where 4 members of the CAC along with about a thousand other kite lovers flocked to the welcoming breeze at Bondi Beach for the Festival of the Winds.  We all gathered at the lifeguard station in the morning, well prepared with our sunscreen, sun hats and bathing suits.  There was quite the laugh when Allan and Andrew looked at each other and realised they were wearing the same board shorts, both from Costco in Canada (Al's from Toronto and Andrew's from Vancouver) both were thinking they would have the only pair in OZ.

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Once assembled, we took took a beautiful stroll along the beach and dipped our toes in the water, while admiring the beautiful kites that were overhead in such a stunning setting.  True Paradise! We walked through the stalls and enjoyed learning about the history of kites, how they have changed throughout time (kiteboarding!) and enjoyed seeing some ancient kites on display.  There was live music, pony rides and education areas that we all enjoyed.

After our time at the beach, we enjoyed a yummy pizza lunch and some nice cold beer.

The day concluded with a personal walking tour of Bondi and another toe tip at the beach.

It was a fun packed day for all!
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