There is a tradition in Bermuda to fly a kite on Good Friday. We saw kites flying all over the island, but nowhere more than at Horseshoe Bay Beach, where thousands of people converged to fly kites and take part in the festivities. We were no exception, we brought our cameras and Polly the Parrot. Polly is Macaw Parrot, who also happens to be a store-bought kite that flaps its wings (really). Polly flew quite well, getting up quite high in sky.
We also watched the judgung for the Bermuda kite contest. There were several different categories, including smallest kite, largest kite, age groups, and "visitor". The contest featured many different home-made kites. Some of these featured colourful and intricate designs made out of hundreds of individual pieces of tissue paper. Bermuda kite flying on Good Friday and Easter weekend is serious business. I didn't see any of the kites from the competition flying, but after all the hours of effort that went into making these kites, I wouldn't blame them for not risking their destruction in the (crowded) skies of Horseshoe Bay.