Kites over the Mersey

Wirral’s annual kite festival ‘Kites over the Mersey 2012’ was held at The ‘Dips’ in New Brighton.

There were kite flyers from Britain and across the world attending the Wirral International Kite Festival which was held on 9th and 10th June.

There were a variety of spectacular show kites on display, including artistic kites, giant inflatable kites, sports kites and power kites.

It was a little overcast but the sun kept trying to get out and there was a light breeze.  It was well attended with lots of families enjoying the spectacle.

The Chinese dragon kites were particularly impressive and took quite  a lot of control.  They had a dragon’s head with a vey long tail.  They were difficult to get up and get down again in the breeze.

Another dragon inflatable kite was equally impressive but the kite flyers found it difficult to launch in the conditions so it never got fully into the air.

The event was held over two days and the kites were changed around with new kites on display on a regular basis.