An Afternoon Break at the Beach

Today we took Mason over to the beach in the late afternoon, to fly his birthday sea-turtle kite.

Mason with his Birthday Kite

Mason with his Birthday Kite

It was a beautiful afternoon, warm with a soft breeze (at the house).  The breezes at the beach were substantial, a mere quarter mile away.  And rather crowded at 4 p.m.  But we put Mason’s new kite together, and ventured out to the beach.  “Our Beach” is a local kite-surfers’ hang-out on windy days like today.  I recognized an old friend’s 1970 green & white K5 Blazer in the parking lot, alas, I never saw him.

Breezy Afternoon at the Beach

Breezy Afternoon at the Beach

The kite flew like a champ, immediately upon taking it out of the packaging.  It was, in fact, quite beautiful, and we heard many people surrounding us commenting about how lovely it was.  Its little front flippers flapped in the wind, appearing to try to swim through the sky.  As a point of reference, the kite’s tail is at least twelve feet long, the kite is approximately 40″.    Gorgeous!

The Sea Turtle Swims in the Sky

The Sea Turtle Swims in the Sky

Mason did a great job, flying his kite for the very first time.  He thinks the kite surfing looks like something fun to try when he gets older, as well.

Flying a Kite for the First Time

Flying a Kite for the First Time

After we were done kite-flying, Mason had a quick dip in the ocean.  It was rather choppy, with a swift current running south to north, so I bird-dogged him as he played in the waves.  He’s becoming a pretty good swimmer, so I was pleased.  I really didn’t want to have to dive in after him if he got in trouble, as I was wearing a dress!  As they say, all’s well that ends well, and after Mason had a quick in-and-out of the beach-side shower, we hopped in the XTerra and drove home.   Another happy day in the books.

~ Blonde Gator

One Response to “An Afternoon Break at the Beach”

  1. avatar Bob Nelson says:

    Thanks for the story.