I had plans to test some new (to me) kites, but, with the wind conditions as they were, it was always going to be a struggle. Peter tried to fly his smiley face, which inflated, climbed, then after a short while, sank back to the ground. Len tried a mega delta, with much the same result. And Mike tried a tri-d, which really didn't want to play, so he switched to a pelican, with much the same result.

I did manage to fly my roller, which had a new spine and bridle and responded well in the light conditions. In the increasing breeze around lunchtime I managed to fly a Vertical Visuals (Jilly Pelham) eddy, which flew very well. As the wind dropped again, I switched to a Robert Brasington delta flew very nicely, but could have used a couple of mph more. I tried a della porta, which really didn't want to know, and a cody war kite, which had about as much intent of flying as Mike's tri-d. So after a couple of hours spent struggling and chatting, we decided to pack up and head for home. 

 A new toy