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Hot day in Tonbridge

Today, a couple of us went over to Tonbridge park to fly some kites. It was a pretty windless day, but we still managed to put some colour into the air.

When I left home, it was a pretty still day, so I decided to take some light wind kites with me. By the time I got to Tonbridge park, there was a bit of a breeze, which occasionally escalated into a wind, then died away to nothing. Still I was willing to try something. Gerty arrived to keep me company, and we managed to spend an afternoon trying to keep kites in the sky and chatting. We even had a couple of young ladies come along and fly some kites with us. But they were of an age where running around wasn't a problem!

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Kites on the Beach 2018

Welcome to Walmer. For the third year we have supported this one day event organised by Walmer Parish Council, and once again it has been a great success. This year, the wind was coming in off the sea from the east and was beautifully smooth and clean and steady all day long.

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Chilly, very chilly

We haven't visited the east of the county for a long time, so the suggestion was made to spend Easter Sunday at Palm Bay, Cliftonville, near Margate. It's April fool's day, and we may yet turn out to be foolish.

Several of us turned up on a chilly dull afternoon to try and brighten the sky with some colour. Despite the very light winds, we managed to keep kites in the sky from about noon until about 5pm, so ten out of ten for effort. At teh start fo the day , there was sufficient wind to get some inflateable stuff into the sky, but as the afternoon drew on, the wind dropped, and so did the big kites. But we still managed to keep rollers and mega sleds aloft. And as aftrernoon turned to chilly late afternoon, what little breeze there was dropped away to nothing, so graces, and other such light wind kites were tempted out of their bags.

But eventually the cold got to us all and we had to call it a day. Frozen hands  can only be tollerated for so long!

Of Palm Bay and Tonbridge

Two entirely different bu enjoyable afternoons flying. Firstly Peter and I went to Palm Bay, near Cliftonville and spent an afternoon flying kites of all shapes and sizes and chatting with the public, then Gerty and I went to Tonbridge and spent an afternoon waiting for the wind to arrive. Eventually it did and we got some kites in the air.

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Indoor Kite Flying?

Yes indeed, you haven't misread that. Indoor Kite Flying is the name of the game. So how does that work? Well the kites are made from extremely light materials, the sail cloth has very very low porousity (so the air molecules don't get through) and you fly the kite wither by walking, running or just tugging the line, depending on the type of kite

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RICV 32 - Berck Kite Festival

Four of us went to Berck sur Mer for Rencontre International des Cerfs Volant no 32 for 5 days of basking in the sun. As is to be expected, if you get into the town after about 9:30 parking becomes a bit of an issue, and as we ddn't get there until about 10:15 we had to park in the last space in the sports centre car park about a mile away from the front. But not to worry. It gave us an early chance to soak up the atmosphere, or was it the alcohol?

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AGM Postponed

Hello, I haven't been here for a while, but I have some important news for you

If you have been hiding under a rock for the last few days, you will have missed some rather unpleasant weather. But as a result, our AGM has had to be postponed, so that we don't lose any of our members in snow drifts.

The new date for the AGM is 6th May 2018

I rather hope to be able to make more frequent appearances this year.