It was just another normal day taking photos from a kite. Minna's cousin Amy was in town and we were all down at Rockaway Beach. This was just hours before hurricane Hanna swept across New York City. It was perfectly windy... or so I thought.
There were so many surfers. The waves were big and plentiful.
There was a really cool jetty that I walked out on. I got splashed a couple of times. You can see me in this photo.
With the kite still in the air, I walked it back to the beach. Where suddenly without warning it turned straight down and landed in the water.
The camera landed on the damp sand. And appears to be working fine. I had to fish the kite out of the ocean. Pulling on a kite in water is a hundred times harder than pulling on a kite in the air.
I'm glad the camera landed on the sand. The water would have been bad.
The kite still flew, it was just heavy with water. It's nylon and dried out pretty quick. The camera still has some sand in it but works fine, so no harm done. Just another story to tell.
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