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What a perfect day (well almost)

Sunday 9th September saw three of us arrive at Palm Bay near Margate for a pre-Dieppe fly. It was kind of a last minute thing, but the conditions proved to be pretty good. We managed to put some colour into the sky and had lots of interest shown from the passing public, including a lady and her daughter from Larkfield who had come to Palm Bay for a bike ride and spent most the the time chatting and photographing kites. Sorry if we ruined your afternoon Agneska!

Peter was flying his midi ray with a large fish nderneath, and I flew a mix of various beijing opera masks. Meanwhile Mike was single handedly filling the sky with single line kites with a wonderful swarm of buzzing bees along with a hexagon that stayed aloft all afternoon.

Whilst conditions were warm and sunny, the wind was decidedly tricky, swinging and blustery it kept us on our toes. Even with two long stakes in the ground, the combination of powersled and two opera masks in the blustery conditions managed to loosen one of them, but there was never any danger of it coming out of the ground. I'll leave you with a couple of photos from the afternoon.

Ship at anchor

Midi Ray

Swarm of bees

Beijing Opera Masks

Kites up the Creek 2018

The weekend of 1st/2nd September 2018 saw us take part in Kites up the Creek at Milton Creek Country Park in Sittingbourne. This is becoming an annual event in a pretty little country park bordering the Sittinbourne and Kemsley Light Railway


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.


Bognor Regis Kite Festival 2018

Bank holiday weekend saw the 4th Bognor Regis Kite Festival. Following various issues, trials and tribulations during the months leading up to the event, the festival had moved from its original home at West Park to a new venue at King George V playing Fields in Felpham. I have to say the new venue is much bigger and better, even if the winds proved to be challenging during the weekend. As small contingent from KKF attended for the whole weekend, to be joined by a couple of day trippers on the Saturday and Monday.


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.


Damp and dreary Dunstable

This weekend saw Dunstable Kite Festival 2018. Unfortunately this year's event was blighted by the weather. After weeks of hot dry weather, conditions finally broke on Saturday 28th July. Overnight rain was followed by temperatures that had dropped by about 10 degrees. But the day was bright with considerable cloud cover. However we were to get the occasional heavy shower.


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.