Despite the current restrictions imposed by the coronavirus pandemic, kiteflying is considered a (relatively) safe activity, provided that social distancing is maintained. So on a bright, but chilly Sunday afternoon, several of us decided to go to Mote Park in Maidstone to get some fresh air and fly some kites.. I was slightly surprised to find the car park quite full and a lot more people about than I was expecting. Subsequent government comment seems to suggest that this is not unique, and if it continues, further restrictions may need to be imposed. Let's hope this doesn't happen.

Anyway, five of us turned up in the blustery conditions to try to put some colour in the sky. But most kites were being overpowered. The wind was blowing across the lake, so by the time it got to us, it had passed lots of trees, and gathered a considerable amount of turbulence, so conditions were far from ideal. But we did manage to keep some colour in the sky for most of the afternoon, and only experienced two breakages: one a broken spreader, and the other an untied bridle.

We can't predict when we will be able to fly again, but hope to be able to get out again soon.

Mote Park fly-in

Mote Park fly-in

Mote Park fly-in

Mote Park fly-in