Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Battling 'the doctor'.....!!


A few days ago after lunch at the Trigg Island Cafe with my two sisters-in-law, heading back to the car I was sidetracked for a while watching this guy wrestling with the Fremantle Doctor (you'll have to look to see what that's all about haha!) to get his board and kite into the water, check out this short video showing a kite boarding lesson, looks fun, but to be honest it exhausted me just watching him fighting the elements. Like anywhere in the world where there's a beach and strong winds, kite boarding is hugely popular, there is a spot just a few kilometers up the coast where there would probably have been ten instead of this one lone kite boarder....
Then eventually he was off and flying through the water, it looks like it would be excellent fun, if you were not 'multi phobia' challenged like moi!! Where to even begin.....!!



37 comments:

  1. ca doit être génial a faire, et donner une sensation de liberté et de vitesse

    ReplyDelete
  2. Oh, we see guys doing this down at the harbor all the time! It wears me out just watching them, but they do seem to have fun! Great video! Your photos are gorgeous! Such a beautiful beach and that blue, green water is SO beautiful! Hope you have a great day, Grace! Enjoy!

    Sylvia

    ReplyDelete
  3. Ah, how well I remember 'the doctor' Grace. Great action shots..and that water looks perfect for a dip. I see you are still having hot temps. Keep cool.

    ReplyDelete
  4. They are such fun to watch ... Lightening up the sky with their vibrant colous ... Great summer pics Grace.

    ReplyDelete
  5. Far too much of a workout for me, lol. Not too fond of sea water either so...but I do admire the adventurous people.

    ReplyDelete
  6. Up in the air? Ah, no, I'm afraid I need to be somewhere else . . .

    ReplyDelete
  7. Looks like fun for someone - not for me! Great photos!

    ReplyDelete
  8. I might be launched out over the Indian Ocean and never seen again if I tried this. Reminds me a bit of Playa Tamarindo, which I'll see in just over two weeks.

    ReplyDelete
  9. These are great and looks like a lot of fun.

    ReplyDelete
  10. guess I missed my window to do that...


    Aloha from Waikiki
    Comfort Spiral

    >< } } ( ° >

    ReplyDelete
  11. Looks like fun! I would probably drift off to sea.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Bonza photos. The doctor was certainly giving the poor fella a hard time :-).

    ReplyDelete
  13. It is becoming quite popular here on the Atlantic too. Except that more often than not, the sea isn't this blue!

    ReplyDelete
  14. I fantasize about doing stuff like this - but I'm not sure where to start in listing the factors that would prevent me ...

    ReplyDelete
  15. Those white caps indicate it is a pretty fierce wind out there

    ReplyDelete
  16. To me that is just a waste of the seaside. Just enjoy it and stop killing yourself while I muse I say.

    ReplyDelete
  17. If I tackled para surfing I suspect it wouldn't only be The Fremantle Doctor I would be seeing.

    ReplyDelete
  18. I dont like heights .. so I doubt I'd ever soar like that w/o an airplane securely around me .. love those shots, Gracie, they're super

    ReplyDelete
  19. I think there was a touch of the Fremantle dr on Fuerteventura with me last week- a nice kind of medicine, Grace.

    Chrissy from Manchester: a photo a day at Mancunian Wave

    ReplyDelete
  20. It looks like a challenge, and a fun one.

    ReplyDelete
  21. this is really nice article and very informative blog i really like your article thanks for sharing it.....


    toronto limo rentals

    ReplyDelete
  22. This sport is arriving in France, but not in my part , beaches are too small, and no wind enough..
    Did you try to count how many kinds of blue are on your pics?!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. if there's one thing I wish I could learn, it's this kind of sport. ^0^
    i love the grace of that kite rushing through the wind and controlling which side you want to lean on...
    speaking of kites, have you read The kite runner?! ^0^

    ReplyDelete
  24. Exciting, something for me too... nooo, not really ;-)

    Great action shots, Grace!

    ReplyDelete
  25. Nice captures. Those surf-sail contraptions are quite popular here. I think I prefer taking photos on land rather than wrestling with one of those.

    ReplyDelete
  26. what a place, what a colours... just amazing... regards

    ReplyDelete
  27. I saw someone doing this at a local beach last spring - it was indeed exhausting watching him, and I was more than a little worried about him amongst the rocks!!

    ReplyDelete
  28. I would love to be up in the air but do not think I could master the landing. The sea is a gorgeous mixture of blues and aquas!

    Bises,
    Genie

    ReplyDelete
  29. Great series, can't wait for the summertime.

    ReplyDelete
  30. Quel bonheur de vivre au près de l'eau.

    Les bleus sont très beau.

    Have a nice.:)!!!

    ReplyDelete
  31. At lease bungy jumpimg is for a few seconds !!!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Great action shots!!
    What a beautiful place!

    ReplyDelete

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...