Adelaide Kite Flyers
February kite fly
by Tony Sangster
(Adelaide, SA, Australia)
Sunday 9th February dawned windy and stayed that way all day. On the beach you could stay there for one hour or two and save on your ? weekly ? monthly dermabrasion treatment!
After midday Andy Rendell, Tim Parish and family and Michael Fardon braved the elements. Whilst we flew a few smaller kites the only one that reveled in the elements was Michael's small stunter kite - too quick to get a photo however.
After some previous challenges with the golf buggy converted for use carrying kites on and off the beach with a plastic bin I added a long handle bar at the back to help tip the buggy back onto its rear (doubled) wheels. For a rough and ready adaption performed on the Saturday (with the hardware store man shaking his head with that expression 'it aint going to work!') the contraption worked a treat!
Our next fly at Fort Glanville (south of Semaphore beach) is 9th March.
Work on planning the Festival at Easter (19th to 21st April) at Semaphore Beach is progressing well. See you there!
As mentioned earlier, there's another alternative to towing indoor kites if it's just not possible to fly outdoors...
"Kites Up!" is my downloadable board game. It's a PDF file which has all the documentation for the game plus images for all the components. Tokens, cards, the board itself and so on. Anyway, just click that link to see more info :-)