Many of the pictures in this blog entry are taken by members of the Al-Farsi team.
Berck sur Mer Kite Festival 2012
The team got Gérard an Arabian cloak.
Gérard wore the cloak for the parade round town:
Lots of great kites on the beach as usual:
And of course, the Kuwait team flew lots of kites:
And the team got up to lots of other fun and games too
Berck has a lot of interesting things that are not kites...
AWITA had a pilot and one of their applique'd banners break free and land in the sea. I went after it and tried to rescue it but didn't dare to go too deep into the fierce, cold breakers and came back cold, wet and empty handed. Rather than sympathy and concern, Kathleen was falling over herself with laughter at the sight.
International Kite Rescue
Everyone agreed that the poppies were the best new display on the beach.
We spent a lot of time flying with our friends from Switzerland and Singapore
Rather than stay constrained by the boundaries of the arenas, we sometimes took the giant kites for a walk down to the far end of the beach:
Other faces from the beach:
They held the World sport kite championship in the main arena and the UK team "Scratch Bunnies" came home trumps again.
At one point, a change in air temperature caused the entire beach to become enveloped in a shroud of mist.
One evening we went back to the beach for the prize giving dinner.
Prize Giving Dinner
Where the Scratch Bunnies were awarded the World Cup
And I tried taking pictures in the "available dark" provided by the changing colours of the disco lights.