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Martin Corrie Memorial Fly 2019

Sunday 7th October saw some of us joining our friends from East Anglian Kite Flyers on the Greensward at Frinton-on-Sea for the annual kite fly in memory of the late Martin Corrie, ex chairman of Suffolk Kite Flyers.

As with the last couple of years we were welcomed with glrious weather but very little wind. Apparently the EAKF members had used up all of the wind in the morning, so by the time I arrived there was only the remnants of a breeze left. WHilst my dragon lifter coped admirably for much of the time, there simply wasn't enough to inflate any line laundry, and all the big stuff spent most of its time huggung the ground, though Jonathan did get a pair of sea horses airborne on occasions.

So good to our name, we settled down for a chat and a picnic. I have to say, that EAKF are expert kite picnicers, and we may have to wath ourselves as they seem to be more than capable of challenging our status.

As usual we were made most welcome, and fed and watered throughout the afternoon. And in common with other years, Lynne had made sufficient bread pudding to feed an army, so plenty was consumed, we it would be rude not to!

It was defintiely a light wind day, and we did manage to fly some light wind kites, a couple of phoenixes amongst them, but for the most part, the kites stayed on the ground. The one thing that everyone commented on was the mass of crane flies that seemed to be everywhere. The beach huts were covered in them, the toilet block was covered with them, all of the tents and kites were covered in them. I've never seen so many in one place and have no idea why. Presumably the long hot summer has been a good year for them. Ah well, never mind, it was a lovely afternoon, and definitely one to put in the diary for next year.