Knot what it seemed
(Tampa, FL, USA)
I had bought some new kite line and wanted to add to it, so I spliced two sections together thinking I had made a good knot. I was out flying the kite and about 10 minutes later, the knot broke loose and it sailed away into the woods.
I frantically chased after the line but it dangled above the ground just above my reach! The line snagged on the top of a tree about 200 meters into the woods and the Delta kite flew majestically above the tree tops till the wind died and it came crashing down.
I ventured into the woods seeing if there was a chance I could retrieve it, but after a few spider webs to the face I turned back and learned a valuable lesson!