Man and I have seen this blimp flying around Mobile and
Gulf Shores a number of times,
it's home port, is the airport between our campground and the beach.
Today he was flying over the beach.
Someone loves dolphins, this sand art was starting to
blow away, but you can still make out:
a swimmer with fins, swimming with a dolphin.
But, most of our people watching time today was spent watching 3 young men doing what I believe is called "kite surfing". They were out there for a VERY long time. There is a harness contraption around their mid-body connecting them to the kite. They are on a surf or skim board, skimming the water at a good clip (I am gonna do a wild guestmate of 10 MPH). They could jump waves, turn around practically on a dime and FLY!
Above, you can see some of the harness/gear.
He is just taking off.
This shows one of the fellows way up, we guess he was 15 feet in the air, maybe more.
We were not fast enough with the camera to catch a shot of them upside down, in a flip!
We enjoyed our day at the beach, even if it was a bit windy and coolish.
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