Just a few families came out today at the popular Garrison Savannah to fly their kites.
“When I was growing up there was more activity. There used to be a kite competition on the Garrison. They had different kites, they had bat kites, traditional kites and big kites with ropes with about 30 men holstering it. Kite flying isn’t what it was,” Louis Maloney, who was at the popular spot with his nine-year-old daughter, told Barbados TODAY.
It’s a sentiment echoed by Gavin Robinson who also did not allow the lackluster atmosphere to dampen the day for his nine-year-old son.
“Seeing the look on his face and seeing how he is running around all excited . . . there is no reason not to come . . . [but] to come here and see very few people . . . to really contribute to the atmosphere . . . is kind of disappointment in a way. Usually I would see a lot of kites in the air and even hearing them but almost nonexistent,” Robinson said.