Wick Country Park - Sunday 21st July 2013.
Some club members were a lot keener than others and must have turned up before the dawn chorus started, the intention being to set up a pair of brand new white gazebos but as it turned out, there was a bit too much wind for them. Damn, I should have hired a camel and brought the club's shelter, we could have really done with it - especially later in the day.
We had a pretty good turn out of members, some of whom brought along guests. During the course of the day we managed to display a colourful range of kites of various sizes. I guess today was a delta day, at least that's what seemed most popular but we also had a few more unusual kites being flown for short periods and we were surprised to see Michael flying a 2-line stunt kite, well done!
The event coincided with a Friends of the Wick Country Park (FOWCP) Nature Quest day which quite possibly attracted a few more visitors to the park than there would have otherwise have been and this meant that our clubs PA was kept busy promoting the club amongst other things.
Weather wise, though too strong winds for a gazebo the winds were variable at best during the morning along with 100% cloud cover which slowly dispersed lunch time leaving us with a sunny afternoon & later the wind improved slightly but by then the heat was beginning to become more of a problem. If only someone had thought to bring some sort of a shelter. ;-)
The highlight of the day must have been as we were beginning to pack all of our gear away, a certain member produced what he thought was an early birthday present... he really should have known my birthday was the Saturday before. It was a beautiful monochrome bird kite with a 16 foot wingspan... just WOW! So impressive and I was honoured with taking it up on it's maiden flight. Mark
Next club meeting: Sunday 15th July 2018 - Loughton Fun Day (Jessel Green) - IG10 2EQ
Old Codgers meetings: Meetings most Tuesdays at either Hainault or Thorndon Country Parks.