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Sunny Walmer by the Sea

Today playmates, we went down to Walmer. It was a glriously sunny day when I left home, but when I got to Dover, there was a thick sea ha and the temperature dropped by at least 5 degrees. However, as I came out of Dover, the sun came out and the temperature rose. So we made it to Walmer in glorious sunshine, and struggled to find anywhere to park as the whole world seemed to have descended on the place. But eventually parked up and out on the grass enjoying the breeze and the warm sun. THen the breeze swung round through 180 degrees, and finally settled down to a sterady blow along the coast.

Remember that sea ha I mentioned? Well it tried its best to spoil our fun, but it wasn't able to. A couple of times it tried to blwo through and a distinct chill hit us, but it blew through and turned out nice again. Could have done with a tad more wind though.

So we managed to put a variety of colourful kites into the sky, both large and small, and had a lot of favourable comment from the passing public. We'll be back again fairly soon Walmer, further along towards the castle for our kites on the beach day. Hope to see you all there.

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Monsters on a beach

Sunday 19th February saw a few of us head down to th ecoast to fly some kites. There was much discussion about exactly where we should go. Should it be Greatstone, or Romney, or Lydd, or Lydd-on-Sea or Dungeness? In the end, we found a car park at somewhere called The Lade. And depending on who you speak to it is one of the above! But who cares, we had fun.

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Light up the Ground

Sometimes its just no meant to be. We did our best, but the weather gods were determined to beat us. But fortunately they failed!

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Happy 2017

Hi all, we've been away for a while, but welcome into a new year. The original plan was to go out flying on New Year's Day. But unfortunately the weather gods were determined to keep us tucked up indoors. However, those nice men at the Met Office promised us much better conditions for bank holiday Monday, and for once they got it right.

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Up Milton Creek - bring your own paddle

Kris used to be a ranger at Capstone Park, and also a keen kite flyer (before Children came along).Since last year he has been green spaces ranger for Swale Borough Council, and one of the parks he is responsible for is Milton Creek Country Park. It's a strange little place, hidden behind houses, you wouldn't know it was there unless you knew it was there! But once you find it, its a fabulous open space, fairly flat, and opens out onto the creek and the Swale estuary. So with the winds coming off the estuary, they're alsmost guaranteed to be pretty smooth.

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Something Old Something New

On Sunday 11th December 2017 a few of us turned up at Tonbridge park to fly some kites. It was a gloriously sunny day, but there was very little wind. However we made the best of the conditions.

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Successful Test Flight

The opera masks had arrived on Monday and I was itching to give them some air. So on Suday afternoon I headed off down to Sellindge sports and social club early afternoon to try them out. The wind conditions at home weren't too bad, but at the last minute I decided to through a powersled 36 into the car, and I'm glad I did.

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