Niagara Windriders Newsletter

The Official Newsletter of the Niagara Windriders Kitefliers Association, Niagara Region, Ontario, Canada

Thursday, November 04, 2010

October "Chilly" Fly

Being the last day in October, one would expect the weather to be a bit on the cool side, rather dreary and maybe even windy. Well, October 31st proved to be just that, except for the "windy".
The wind that we did have was from the north west and was very temperamental. Fred and Donna set up "camp" at the south west corner of the park, added a few shelters, and ignited up a couple of propane camp fires. There were several interesting kiters out for the last fly of the season, pumpkin head Donna, lobster head Fred, spider Nancy and ?????head Doug.

The sun came out for a brief visit and we even attempted to fly a few kites.

Russel whipped up a batch of chili and brought it in a crock pot. It was just the thing to help warm up our insides. There was all kinds of pastries, candies, chips and even HOT cider!

For most of the afternoon, we huddled in the shelter with the warm "fires" providing the heat that we all needed. Lots of stories were exchanged, but not much flying of kites. I think the warmth of the shelter was the demise of the kite flying. All in all, the 2010 flying season was a good one. The wind could have been a bit more consistent, but we couldn't complain about the weather. Canal Days was a great success, lots of attendance, good winds, and great weather. I am sad the season is over, I always enjoyed seeing everyone at our kite flies, but now I can look forward to next year when we can do it all over again. I hope to see everyone at the start of the season when we will attempt another kite making workshop. Have a great Christmas and keep warm during the winter.