Satnav:- Country: Netherlands, Postcode: 4891, Street: Tiggeltsestraat
Aerial view of site HERE - festival site in meadows east of crossroads by Café Buitenlust
Gits Attending: Keith, Andrew & Sandra, Alan O, David P, Dicky and Patrik K
We were all in a good mood leaving Dover, after a modest P&O FEB and a big bar of chocolate!
It was 145 miles from Calais to Rijsbergen - so we needed a pitstop at Jabbeke in Belgium
This is where we discovered the 50 cents toilet charge (refunded when you buy a coffee)
What a lovely, friendly bunch of people we met this weekend! Everyone made us feel very welcome.
The children also were delightfully polite and well dressed - made some of us feel scruffy!
The weather could best be described as "interesting" and "variable"...
Sometimes dry & sunny - sometimes raining so hard we had to shout to eachother in the gazebo!
It was great to see Jan & Jolanda again, and finally to meet Peter Heayns!
There was a mass ascent of drumboxes - just as the wind faded away...
And then we tried to get all available Spirit Kites into the air...
Then we all needed a rest!
Andrew & Sandra made a terrific impression with their Candy Skull Mega Delta and 3D Skull
And when the public voted for the best kite in the show, they were delighted to win 2nd Prize
Dicky managed to fly a couple of kites briefly (between showers)
but mostly amused himself by chasing kids with his bubble gun, and Minions Fart Blaster!
Saturday Night Flights were spectacular - Keith's UFO looked great illuminated by a powerful torch
(or a handful of laser pens)
Irene Damminga took this prize-winning photo of the hospitality tents at night
Steve Goudeseune worked hard to complete this lovely array of LED Koinobori - well done!
Rick Toonen celebrated his 18th birthday in some style!
Then, after dark, we introduced him to the Grumpy Old Mud slides!
Thanks to Dick Toonen for these photos - Fireballs on Saturday night + FEB on Sunday morning