Westhoek Friesland

Thank you Brenda; That I was allowed to use her pictures.
A day flying kites with Brenda and Albert in the Westhoek, Friesland. What a place!
And as top of the bill: After kiteflying we went back to the house with Henk and Thijo for the great Snert (soup) of Albert.

Tahara part II

Still not what it should be... but we are getting close.   In the meantime I have changed the bridle to a 4 point bridle (2 on the leading edge, 2 adjustables on the spine).    Let's hope that I get it stable and less noise diving...


Today, we went out to visit the abbey of Tongerlo. We flew our kites high above the trees to catch the right wind. But still the wind was very turbulent out there.Anyway; It was one of those days...
Some more abbey pictures:
- Hemiksem
- Averbode
- Tongerlo I
- Tongerlo II


 Rameyen Castle in Berlaar seen from a camera hanging under a kite at150 meter above the castle


Test flight of my first out of 4 new Taharas. Inspired by the Leong Chee Wan, Carl Longbotton and Patrick Koppen I had to build this one too...  Instead of using them as a fighter, I will use them as single line kites.   A little overpowered wind today for a good test flight but here some pictures...

De Leeuw van Waterloo

 Next year, 200 years after the battle,  the site will be totally renovated.
De Leeuw van Waterloo (45meters high), the main memorial monument of the battle of Waterloo,  seen from a kite.  If you haven't kite to see the lion that close...you have to clime 226 stairs to reach the top..

KAP Nieuwpoort

Just played a little with the black & white option in lightroom ..


First time using a photo stitch program to create a 180° view on the harbor of Oostende.  It's not perfect but I love that program.   Asking for more!


Just downloaded some pictures during lunch hour ;;; to give you a flavor of what is going on here

Some more post on the Portsmouth kite festival:
- The invite
- Brighton
- First arrivals
- Portsmouth
- Portsmouth Day I
- Portsmouth Day II
- A tribute to Edo

Storm is coming up

Today I had an appointment with Sue and Frank for a KAP afternoon down town Antwerp. Bad weather (wind) conditions and the Rubens market forced us to look for more open space. First we tried Doel... but the wind was blowing our kites too close to the power lines to have fun.Later that afternoon we had some great flying at the boarder of 't land van Saefthinge'

If you recognize yourself in this picture let me know at bert.maetens@hotmail.com

A few other places in the neighborhood worthwhile to visit:
- Paal
- Rilland
- Landscape
- Domburg
- Zierikzee 
- T Schor
- T Land van Saefthinge
- Storm is coming up
KAP, Kite Aerial Photography, Kites: Rokkaku, Aurico, Canon G15