The club kite fly this week was called because of weather. We have become weather wimps in our “old age”. However, the call of our addiction was so great that we went out on the next pretty day and had the beach to ourselves.
We went “back to our roots” and flew only single line kites. My husband put up his Ghost Delta and I selected some of my White Bird dragon kites. I’m continually trying to expand my collection of White Bird dragons. These were three that you don’t see too often. They put on a show in the sky no matter what pattern in on the sail.
The Ghost Delta is made by Gomberg Kites. It comes in other colors but the white seems to be the favorite. Like the dragons, the flowing tails really make a statement in the sky.
Flying in the evening is a relaxing end to any day. As the sun went down and the air began to chill, we packed up and strolled to the truck. We were already making plans for our next flying day.
My acquisition of new kites has continued. I obtained two more White Bird dragons on eBay this week. Months and months go by and White Bird kites are hard to come by. Then there is an influx of them as people empty their kite bags for one reason or another. So the latest additions to my collection are a 25 ft. Rainbow dragon and a 25 ft. Sun Face dragon.
The Rainbow dragon completes a set of Rainbow dragons of varying sizes. Putting them up at one time should look pretty impressive in the sky. The Sun Face adds another unique sail design to my collection.
The hard part about getting new kites is not being able to fly them when they arrive. We had house guests for the weekend and we missed the weekly kite club fly at Fort Macon State Park. This seems to be happening more and more often lately. Though I’m not complaining, I do have to get my kite fix or suffer withdrawal. So this afternoon I went to the beach and flew all of my latest White Bird additions. Five dragon kites in the sky. What a wondrous sight.
The two on the left are the latest additions. The middle kite is the White Bird Golden Gate dragon. The two on the right are both White Bird Friendly Dragon dragons. I think of them as the brothers and, true to form, they fought in the sky, tangled their lines and brought each other down. I had to separate them.
It was a great day at the beach. The wind was not too strong and the temperature was not too hot. I would have liked to stay longer but I was given a dinner invitation that I couldn’t refuse. It meant I didn’t have to cook and I didn’t have to do the dishes. And if you’re wondering how one person flies five kites at once. Here’s our secret (which is not really a secret at all). Sand bags made from inexpensive nylon backpacks.