Monthly Archives: July 2005

Dom Mee to cross the Atlantic in kite powered boat

Dom Mee will be making a 3500 mile trip across the Atlantic ocean starting in mid August. The journey will start right here in the maritimes, in St. Johns, Newfoundland. It will take Dom Mee approximately 35 to 75 days to complete the 3500 mile journey to Exmouth, Devon. The vessel is a 14 ft purpose built sea-going kite boat loaded with all the latest satellite and navigation gear. Dom will have internet access and will be posting progress reports on his KiteQuest blog

Dom Mee's kite boat

Good luck DM!

I created this picture using Google earth, very cool :)

KAP Prince Edward Island Mustard Field

I was on Prince Edward Island flying at the Summerside Lobster Carnival this week. While the kite fest was rained out on Thursday Scott Ferguson and I had a great day of Kite Aerial Photography on Friday. Driving along the highway from Badeque to Summerside I spotted this beautiful field. I later found out it is a Yellow Mustard flower crop. Scott and I made a point of coming back on Friday to get some shots. Our first attempt failed due to the lack of wind, but our second attempt later in the day proved to be successful. 3 minutes in the air was all the time we had, but we managaed to get a great shot.

I will add more shots to my gallery later today.

Cheers,
Bill

Fort Amherst Canada Day Kite Festival




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Originally uploaded by ferlu.

Scott Ferguson is an excellent friend of mine from Halifax (who now resides in PEI). Scott built a 6 foot Rokkaku depicting a Rock Climber this past winter. I can’t beleive that this is Scott’s first kite! It came out great and looks great pasted to the sky.

Here is a photo of Scott’s kite flying at the Canada Day Kite Festival in Fort Amherst PEI. Check out Scott’s Flickr stream to see more :)

–Bill