Saturday, April 29, 2006

Kite surfing?

This last week on one of my days off, Apollo and I went to Fiesta Island to hang out and have a picnic. The weather was beautiful and with all the clouds rolling in, we knew it would be the perfect place to people watch. The island is pretty cool. It's not the prettiest place to hang out as it's mostly made of dirt and sand with only a few patches of grass, but it's a great place for bonfires. We used to bike around it (it didn't even seem like five miles) with a group of friends.

We saw these guys using large kite like things harnessed to their bodies and, while standing on small looking surfboards, they would jump into the water and soar across the surface.

Actually, all these guys were beginners and did very little actual surfing. They spent most of their time trying to control the kite in the strong wind.

Aimee has suggested they were kitesurfing. I think she may be on to something here!!

On our way out we saw about forty fishingpoles stuck into the edge of the bay. This is just a small sampling of what greeted us when we stopped to talk to one of the fishermen. As you can see, each person monitored several poles. I'm not sure what they were fishing for but now I want to go fishing! The idea of freshly caught fish...yum!

1 comment:

aimee said...

I was just talking to my neighbors about fishing. I kind of miss it. I feel your pain!!! :)