April 10
Art and History in Berck

I'm honestly not sure how many times I have been to Berck. I was first invited back in 1990 or '91. All I can say for sure is that the kids I met back then have grown and some are bringing their own children now. It's a bit scary.

Regular Update readers have seen reports of the fabulous skies and amazing kite creations flown during this ten day event. This year is no exception and I plan a full photo spread nexrt week. Be patient -- or go look at the pics from last year and the year before and the year before that....

Meanwhile, I thought I'd share with you, some views of the two main exhibitions set up in tents along the prominade. One features original art kites from around Europe and Asia.

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The second exhibition was a wonderful collection historical pieces and reproductions. A complete Gibson Girl air rescue kite and balloon was on display together with a variety of Garber Target Kites. The room was filled with carefully crafted copies of other original kite designs from the turn of the last century.

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Historical Kites Historical Kites Historical Kites

Historical Kites Historical Kites Historical Kites

Check back next week for a full report on this 19th annual International Kite Festival in Berck sur Mer.

I'll be here through Satuday and then fly home to pick up a change of clothes and head off to China.

Susie is staffing the office and shipments are all on schedule. But give her a break! If you have a question or order, email me and I'll get right back to you.

Tre Diablo

The Peter Lynn Sale!

Hey! It's National Kite Month. What better way to celebrate than marking down some cool kites!!

Each week in April, we'll discount one of the Peter Lynn inflatables by 20%. You get a ten day "window" and then we switch to a different kite. This week, we're offering the 20 foot Trilobite. Normal price is $450 but between now and April 21, you pay just $360. That's $90 off and you get to choose the colors! For more details, check our Unique Inflatable pages.

Mini Trilobite

Here's some more good news. We're shipping more volume these days which means we are able to reduce shipping rates on most orders by about 20% That's going to add up over time for you.

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