Because the holiday weekends on the beach are the ultimate crazy, we don't plan on flying much. This Memorial Day tropical storm Bonnie threw in an additional curve in everyone's plans. However, there still was an indoor kiting program to present during the holiday which kept kiting on our minds. A short fly was in order after the crowds left.
Memorial Day 2016
There wasn't much flying going on the past week. Mostly because the weather wasn't cooperating. Sheer stubbornness had a couple of kites in the air. That and the chance to spend some time with the grandchildren. As you can see, we're starting them out very young.
Another Dreary Weekend
It's raining on the Outer Banks of North Carolina and it looks like it will be a while before I get to do some flying. So I just have to think about the last couple of times and enjoy the memories.
Reflecting On Kites While Watching It Rain
The Mile of Hope is a weekend away for families who have a child who has cancer. The children get to spend time on the beach, playing in the sand and flying kites. The Carolian Kite Club members put on a show of kites in the air and help solve any kite flying problems that may occur.
The Annual Mile of Hope Kite Fly
It was close to a perfect day for flying kites. Lower winds, warm temperatures and sunshine (at least for a while). And a chance to fly some new single line kites and try out the Reflex.
It's A Beautiful Morning
The NC State Parks System turned 100 years old this year. Fort Macon State Park, our local kite flying field, had a huge celebration by re-creating the Siege of Fort Macon. The re-enactors were everywhere, including where we usually fly. They enjoyed watching us fly kites and we appreciated the work they put into the re-enactment. It made for a special weekend for all.
We've Been Invaded
The Carolina Kite Club was asked to put some color in the sky for the Earth Day Celebration at Fort Macon State Park. Unfortunately, strong winds made it unwise and unsafe to fly kites on the beach that day. Although some did try.
The Earth Day Celebration
We traveled to Florida to attend Kitemania South. The weather didn't cooperate all that much but the company was great. We brought light and medium wind kites and, of course, the winds were "blowing a gale". And then there was the rain. We're planning on going again next year. Hopefully we'll have the right kites and better weather.
This Is Not A Festival
The weather for the weekly kite club fly was once again unfavorable. So instead of flying we went to the kite shop to visit with other flyers and see what was new. The problem was there was something new and I ended up taking more kites home with me. Check out the following blog link to find out what is new in my kite bag.
The Problem With 'Hanging Out' At The Kite Shop
This past Sunday was the last Carolina Kite Club fly for 2015. It turned out to be one of the best days we've had in quite a while. Temperatures were above normal and the winds were light to moderate as the day wore on. It's not often we leave the house at 10:00 am and don't get home until sunset. Good weather, good flying, good friends and some new flyers joining us for the first time. So here's to the beginning of another year full of more friends and more flying.
This past weekend was the weekly kite club fly. While the weather was great, the wind was nonexistent. As it has been in many Sundays past. And so this is the routine for a non-wind day.
What A Kite Flier Does….
Quite a while ago, I started a kiting blog on another site. The link to that blog has been in my signature. While I think this feature makes for a better placement of a kiting blog, it is a major undertaking to migrate and already established blog from one site to another. One I am not technically up to doing. So, instead, I'm going to put a link in this blog whenever there is a new posting to my kiting blog.
I hope my friends here will make use of the link an