Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Berkeley Kite Festival 2010




The Berkeley Kite Festival is usually held every year at the end of July. The Berkeley Marina is an ideal place to fly your kites all day long while enjoying the sun and the sea-breeze.

The "Octopile" (giant octopus kites) is the signature piece of the Berkeley Kite Wranglers. Each giant octopus kite is 20-feet wide and nearly 100 feet long.

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The Berkeley Kite Wrangler Giant Show Kite team joined forces with the Gomberg Kite Production team & other local fliers. They broke the world record for the largest number of Giant Octopus Kites ever flown together anywhere. There was a total of 22 giant flying octopus!

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Of course, we had to fly our own kite too! My hubby is relaxing and enjoying the kite views.

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So, Nemo's dad can spot him miles away.

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35 comments:

  1. Those are AWESOME Octipi! What a fun relaxing looking day!

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  2. Oh, I love your photos! The kites are so beautiful and colorful against those BLUE skies! What a fun day! Thanks for sharing! Enjoy your weekend!

    Sylvia

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  3. Now THAT would be so much fun to do! Seeing them all flying up so high & they're oh so colorful...
    Nicely captured!

    Happy Sky Watch Friday!

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  4. These kites are amazing Shey. I love making and flying kites, but they are never this fancy. In fact I have one in my study that needs some work done on it. This may be the incentive I need.

    BTW I love your header

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  5. that's one of the festivals around the bay that i have yet participated. the lack of parking is deterring me to go every year.

    looks like fun.

    www.ewok1993.wordpress.com

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  6. Beautiful sky photos

    Have a nice weekend, Bram

    seen on Sky Watch Friday

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  7. So wonderful to see the kites soaring up high! Magical colors!

    Thanks for the visit, I am off for a while, just a little break from blogging.

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  8. Shey: Very cool, what a fun place to fly into the sky.

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  9. Those kites are gorgeous and colorful. I am looking if I have a favorite they are all my favorite they are so cool it makes me smile here. Happy Friday and thanks for dropping by!

    SkyWatchFriday

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  10. A lot of fun to let them fly. They look so exotic against the sky.

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  11. They have wonderful colors and I love flying kites too...I just wonder if I could do it in a lying position, never tried it yet. how could I now have thought of it.

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  12. Beautiful fun captures. Each one a stunner.

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  13. Beautiful views. Those colorful kites are fantastic against the blue sky.

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  14. Now I can say I've seen it all. Will put this on our "to do" list for next July!

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  15. cool kites! it's like underwater scene in the sky! :)

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  16. THANK YOU for stopping by my side in the village ;) VERY BEAUTIFUL PICTURES HERE! Have a nice weekend !

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  17. Lovely and fun!missed my childho0d days!

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  18. Awesome photos! I like the nemo kite :)
    Btw thanks for following me Shey, following you now as well! take care!

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  19. These are wonderful! I love seeing colorful kites and watching them fly. So relaxing.

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  20. Great shots! So beautiful with all the colours in the sky.

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  21. What a fun event and you captured it beautifully. The colorful kites look like candy in the sky!

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  22. Wow! Wonderful fun! Great pictures

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  23. It looks like a fantastic time was had by all. Thanks for the adventure.

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  24. Beautiful colors in the skies.
    Costas

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  25. These are the cutest kites I've ever seen. Great shots!

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  26. Wow. I love the kites. Beautiful with the group all together...
    Thanks for visiting me and becoming a follower.

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  27. «Louis» admires you for fighting the traffic to get into the marina to see and participate in the kite festival! Le balcon Chez la Vache is in the high rise condos shown in the background of your last image.
    ;-D

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  28. Oh wonderful! I wish I had been there!

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  29. WOw, I love all these colorful kites. What a fun day and a pretty sky! Happy skywatching!

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  30. That looks awesome. I've always wanted to try kite-flying but never gotten around to it.

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  31. Great colors and so fun to fly!

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  32. Thanks so much for the add, you have a beautiful blog... I've joined your followers, too!

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