Niagara Windriders Newsletter

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

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

May Fun Fly

And thus, after 40 days and nights of rain, the clouds parted and in the sky a strange glowing orb emerged to warm the air and dry out the fields. People emerged from their dwellings and saw the miracle bestowed on them and gave thanks by painting the skies with wonderful and colourful creations called kites. Young and old participated in the rejoicing as many different kites were flying in the celebrations! For generations this story will be told as the first flying day of 2011 was as beautiful as one could ask for. The winds were 12-15kms from the west. We had a small group out to the park, around 15. Some were in St. Thomas at the Strawberry Fields Kite Festival celebrating the miracle, and some ventured as far north as Thunder Bay for the Kite Festival at Chippewa Park. No matter where the celebration, it was a picture perfect day to fly.

Greg had a bit of a tangle at one point and took time to rest and sort it out. It wasn't long before he was back to flying.

Andy's grandson tried out a dual line foil, He almost lifted off!

Greg assembled a dual stack to amuse the people watching.

I got out my Sky Dancer and flew near Greg. Lots of onlookers were impressed with the long tails and flowing spins and twirls.

Hopefully, we won't be subjected to more rain like the month of May, a day here and there will do fine. The kite calendar is quickly filling up, Sunday June 5th in Cambridge is the Dumfries Kite Festival from 12 - 3 ( hosted by the Windclimbers. I plan to be there around noon. The June fly is on the 26th, but I will not be there as I have another engagement that day.