After the boys of summer have gone…

Don Henley – The Boys Of Summer

Nobody on the road,

Nobody on the beach,

I feel it in the air,

The summer’s out of reach.

The strong NNE winds bringing cold air and wind chill were enough reason to keep people in today, so I’m going to let the pictures do the talking.  If you’ve seen some of my kite surfing shots in the last week, you might have spotted one man who loves taking to the air, and this morning I was lucky to catch him before he entered the water.

This was the third time I’d spotted him in the last few days, and he explained to me that the kite surfers have been waiting six months for conditions like these.  His name is Russell and he shared with me his secret weapon – the thick neoprene gloves that  keep his hands warm are fine for the control bar that steers his power source but would presumably be too thick to hold the larger boom used to steer when windsurfing.

Thanks Russell for providing me with some great opportunities this week.