There are so many different summer sports involving a board and a sail or a kite I'm not sure of the correct title of each. Or it might be that different people use different titles. Either way I had been watching a lone figure having what looked to be a wonderful time riding his board, harnessing the wind through a parachute type kite, shooting over the waves, propelled along at speed. I call it kite surfing.
He'd been whipping back and forth across the bay, and then I lost sight of him. A little while later he appeared trudging up the beach his kite/sail still flapping in the wind. He stopped just short of where we were gathered to deflate the kite completely.
And then he trudged on past us. Maybe I was imagining it but he looked tired but happy to me.
The weather has been sunny but quite windy, perfect for his particular sport.