Westworld Saskatchewan

Summer 2012

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getaways Blown Away Discovering magic at the end of a string during Swift Current's annual kite festival story & photography by Darrell Noakes G AZING UP INTO AN AQUA-BLUE sky on one of the year's longest days, I feel as if I'm inside an aquarium. There's a giant deepsea diver undulating back and forth overhead, pursued by a school of fish wavering from side to side. An enormous multicoloured alligator lunges to and fro, along with whales, a manta ray, huge lobster, lizard and family of sea horses – all much, much larger than life. I can't help but let out a 14 W E S T W O R L D p14-19_Getaways_OutAbout.indd 14 >> happy little laugh. This is the ideal beginning to a magical weekend. Standing on a windswept hill on the southern outskirts of Swift Current, I'm here to scope out the seventh annual Windscape Kite Festival: two days of kite flying, kite-making workshops and eclectic art and exhibits. As a bonus, here on the nearest June weekend to the summer solstice, there are also some great musical performances on offer during the affiliated Long Day's SUMMER 2012 4/13/12 11:49:43 AM

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