Long Line Kite Flying

by Neil
(Corwen, Denbighshire, Wales, UK)

As a boy of around 10 years I used to fly a wooden dowel single string kite about 30 inches long by about 20 inches wide. I flew it over the sea on the North Wales coast when the wind was blowing from the south-east.

The kite was of cotton fabric with a v-shaped middle vertical section to which the string was attached. I had a huge length of string maybe a quarter to half mile long and the kite used to just sit up there for as long as I wanted. A half to one hour I suppose.

Strangely, my brother's kite of the same make and model never performed so well, mind you he is 30 months younger than me.

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