Good Friday in Bermuda is a time to go to the beach, fly kites and eat fishcakes and hot cross buns.
The night before Tom and I helped Emma to build her Bermuda kite - traditionally made with bits of wood, tissue paper and string. Sadly we were lacking some tools so the design had to be modified a bit on the way, but the finished result certainly looked impressive...
Emma stringing up the frame of her kite, Tom looking on.
First panel in place, the beginning of a complex sequence of const-ruction.
The finished article, about three hours and several dark and stormys later!
Flying the kite was another matter. Our Bermudian friends were very impressed with Emma for having built the thing, but like many of them I chose to buy my kite rather than make it. This worked quite well, although the breeze was not the best for kite flying.
I managed to get the kite pretty high, not bad for $5!
Emma's kite was launched and flew briefly, but probably more experience is needed for a successful venture. We consoled ourselves with plently of beer...
Up up and away...
...crash landings required repair!
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