20 -21st August 2010
Look at that weather !
One Git and The Aprentice went to Wales (£5.50 to get in) to fly kites at the Blackwood Kite night event.
We arrived in Caerffili and had a look around the castle
Lovely weather for ducks
Best not to stand too near.
The remains of this tower are destined to fall over in the next 7 years
We discovered some really good weapons.
The gits would really like to have these
We would be able to chuck all sorts of things around kite festivals !
In the castle, we saw nooks and walls and tunnels and towers and all sorts
They said there were ghosts :
and sure enough, we saw one !
To photograph this:
you need to stand like this:
That brolly was really essential
Do you know, Tommy Cooper was born in caerffili
"Juzz lie tha"
Departing shot before we went off to blackwood
What a grand flag
We arrived in rain, saw more rain and then the rain really set in.
We all got very wet flying kites
and spent a lot of time in the tent:
A leopardskin mug can be a real comfort (whilst sheltering from the rain) !
Due to our valliant efforts (in the rain), we won PRIZES
Not first prizes of course, but something to put in the Awards cabinet anyway.
All the fun of the fair (in the rain)
Look at that wet octapus (in the rain)
Afterwars, there were some fireworks (in The Rain)
They had to be waterproof fireworks because of THE RAIN
After drying out a bit overnight, we had a FULL ENGLISH, said farewell to all the other valiant kiters and set off homewards
the minute we left wales, it stopped raining !
(free to get out of wales)
We took the opportunity on the way back to visit the white horse at uffington.
Valliant as ever, we launched a kite for some KAP but the wind was so fierce, we decided not to risk the camera gear.
a valuable reconnoitre. Given the right wind (and kite). we can surely get very impressive shots of the horse.
We must do this.
So, we saw Caerffili, got very wet flying kites and saw the White Horse.
A good couple of days.
Thank you Karl and Sarah.
Excellent organization and hospitality