Friday, September 24, 2010

25

I pick the prettiest part of the sky and I melt into the wing and then into the air, till I'm just soul on a sunbeam. ~Richard Bach

Yes, I'm still checking off items from last year's list...

: )

Kite flying has always looked like such fun to me and a little boy at the beach on Labor Day weekend with a stunt kite inspired me to get my own. A stunt kite has two lines for control and is not anything one can put up into the sky and tie off to a beach chair to be forgotten while you sunbathe.

You have to manage this thing and boy, is it fun! A gentle (or not so much) tug on either the right-handed or left-handed line will set the kite diving in whichever direction... the wind plays its hand and the kite is making loop the loops in a dangerous spiral towards someone's umbrella...

Crash!!

There was much giggling and some cheering, even... a brisk wind and the sun low on the beach at Cape May... the lighthouse behind us... the curiosity of an Amish family out for a seaside afternoon...

I hadn't felt so lighthearted in a long while.

And next I want to learn how to do tricks!

: )

25 in last year's 39 by 40.

5 comments:

Rabbits' Guy said...

Got one on the coast of Oregon! Fun - I can do a little bit of tricks. Guy in the store had anout $15,000 worth of stunt and trick kites in his car - and was buying more! Be very careful!

Cape May Wren said...

Woo-hoo! "Go fly a kite" takes on new meaning. *lol*

There's an International Kite Festival in the Wildwoods every year, you know... ;o)

NCmountainwoman said...

I was amazed at how difficult those things are to control when you are first learning. One of those things that looks so easy. Glad you had a fun kite-flying day.

MevetS said...

:-)

LauraHinNJ said...

Really lots of fun... I'll have to look into CM's Kites over the Cape weekend for next year...