March and the beach means kites to me. Even amateurs are able to get the kite up and flying continuously. This year we thought ahead and purchased the kite from Ted's Toys - the local retailer. Buy local is the Madeira mantra - as the retail sales in February and March languish. Too often, I forget to buy vacation stuff and end up paying resort prices for the simple things - like kites.
How convenient the kites are today. Fully assembled with plastic struts and long tails. Within seconds the kite is up in the air flying high. The turbulent winds of the beach do require some maneuvering - so some skill is needed.
Soaring in the air - with your head looking to the sky. March about to end - and with it another spring break.