After a few days of high winds and heavy rain (again) the weather was predicted to settle down for the weekend. Sure enough, Sunday dawned in Maidstone with a heavy frost and no wind. Looking at the weather forecast for Walmer, the wind was expected to be northerly and between 30 and 40 kph during the afternoon. Brisk to say the least. So having attended the BKFA AGM in the morning, I arrived at the Borrow Pit car park at about midday, just as Peter climbed the bank to the beach to investigate conditions.

I joined Peter on the beach, and sure enough the wind was blowing through and extremely chilly. After some discussion, he decided to put up his manta ray. I took a less risky option and decided to try the Flexifoil Psycho that I had damaged last week and repaired during the week. The kite performed well in the conditions, whilst Peter's kite was making full use of the available space. Mike and Len arrived soon after, so I put the sports kite away to make sure we all had enough room to play. Shortly afterwards we were joined by Martin, Janet, and eventually Steve.

It was an afternoon for those kites that could handle the brisk, occasionally blustery conditions. A number of flowtails and ghosts made their way into the sky, along with some small rokakkus and a couple of box kites. All in all quite a collection. An whilst the conditions were chilly, it was a very pleasant afternoon in the sun.

Here are a couple of photographs from the afternoon. There are more here. Next weekend we will be playing at Lydd (the Lade) again. We are beach flying at the moment as underfoot conditions on grass are very muddy.

 Brave souls

 Line junk

 KKF Rok