Long Line Kite Flying
(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.