Morecambe Kite Festival, UK

By Mridula Dwivedi July 25, 2011 8 Comments

Coloful Octopus Kite, Morecambe Kite Festival
Coloful Octopus Kite, Morecambe Kite Festival

I Got lucky this time. A colleague mentioned yesterday that there was a kite festival at Morecambe. So I decided to head that way as the area is familiar to me. And what a coloful affair it was!

Morecambe Kite Festival, Lancaster, UK
Morecambe Kite Festival, Lancaster, UK

The day was sunny (but with a stiff wind, at least for me) and there were a lot of people out on the beach to enjoy the day.

Doggie Kite, Morecambe Kite Festival
Doggie Kite, Morecambe Kite Festival

There were all kind of things up in the air, this Doggie kite was so cute. There were cows and horses as well!

Kids Having a Gala Time, Kite Festival, Morecambe, UK
Kids Having a Gala Time, Kite Festival, Morecambe, UK

Kids were having a gala time, making sand castles or just playing in the mud!

A Green Octopus at Morecambe Kite Festival
A Green Octopus at Morecambe Kite Festival

Apart from the colorful octopus, there was this green one as well, it was fascinating to watch the tentacles sway in the air.

Twin Kites at Morecambe
Twin Kites at Morecambe

I don’t know how they did it but these two kites would always fly together! At one point there were three going together but I did not catch it well.

Sun and the Kites, Kite Festival Morecambe, Lancaster, UK
Sun and the Kites, Kite Festival Morecambe, Lancaster, UK

As much as I might yearn for the softer light, the sun was quite high, it fact it is past 8.00 pm now and it is bright as ever outside!

It was so Colorful, Kite Festival, Morecambe
It was so Colorful, Kite Festival, Morecambe

There was this cluster of colorful kites, and in the distance you can see the Polo Tower too, I hope it is called the polo tower!

A Colorful Kite at Morecambe, UK
A Colorful Kite at Morecambe, UK

The bigger kites had a lot of support mechanisms and I think this was part of one such system.

Morecambe Kite Festival
Morecambe Kite Festival

I couldn’t get enough of these colorful ones, I must have clicked at least  50 pictures, but thankfully I am not going to post them all.

A at Kite Morecambe Kite Festival
A at Kite Morecambe Kite Festival

Apart from the bigger ones, there were a lot of people flying their smaller kites, and not only that, as there were a lot of people some started walking to the far end of the beach. Before this I always managed to walk on the promenade, but now I know I can walk next to the sea as well.

Colorful Kite Festival at Morecambe, UK
Colorful Kite Festival at Morecambe, UK

Colorful is the only way to describe it!

Festive Atmosphere at the Morecambe Kite Festival, UK
Festive Atmosphere at the Morecambe Kite Festival, UK

I feel quite lucky to be around when the festival was going on and also that I got to know about it beforehand. Imagine seeing something like this after coming all the way from India!

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8 thoughts on “Morecambe Kite Festival, UK”

  1. Kites are beautiful though i havent had the pleasure of indulging in the sport for a very long time. I remember spending hours and hours under the hot Indian sun when i was a kid and my mom would scold me because my complexion would darken. Beautiful memories of a distant care free past. This festival sounds awesome and i love the octopus, but i bet it is no comparison to the one held in Gujrat.

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I am Mridula Dwivedi, I love to travel! I started my travel blog in 2005. I have been going places since! For more details do check out my media kit! In another life I did a Ph.D. from IIT Kanpur. I was a professor when I quit my job in 2015.

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