|This way (through the mud) to the Kites|
This is one of the two fields put aside for kite flying.
Sadly rain the day before made the ground rather boggy, but this did not deter us from putting a few kites into the air.
The first two kites in the air
Sadly the low wind meant that all but the lightest kites had difficulty staying in the air without a tremendous amount of work.
As the morning progressed the wind disappeared completely the calm of the“Doldrums” had hit Kent. Only those kites requiring next to no wind were flown such as the "Vented iflite2 and the Prism Zero G Curuleum below.
The total lack of wind gave us the opportunity to take a look around the other events at the Festival.
The tents in this picture include hand made soaps, Kent wildlife Trust, Fungi and Wood Carving also one of the two bandstands providing live music.
Other stalls had Fairy Cakes, Cheeses and various hand crafted items. The farm shop was also open.
Labyrinth - one of the music groups on stage.
As an avid birder my favourite stand was Manyhoots, a centre for disabled birds of prey, here are 2 of the birds they had on display.
I would like to thank everyone who added to my knowledge on this day. I have much to learn about Kiting and every event I attend I pick up a little bit more. This time round it was how to put my cody together, flying an iflite 2, learning about cody's made from one sheet, and various European Kiting events.
What the Festival was really about, one of the many display stands of British Apples in a large marquee.
Wind Garden also Poles with Windsock and Kites.
By the way - all photos in my Blog can be seen in a slideshow (smaller pictures can then be seen full size), just double click on any of the photos and you will see the slideshow option.
The next Kiting event is at Woodchurch in Kent on 27th October where The Kent Kite Flyers will be lighting up the sky with illuminated kites to raise money for Children in Need
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