Sunday, February 18, 2007

I am a Kiter!!!!

Well this weekend I was determined to kite! Saturday I went to Pepin for the NW wind. I tried for 2 hours and had nothing but bad luck. I couldn't figure out just what was wrong. I just couldn't fly the kite...at all. I made a call to Pete from Lake City to see where the best spot to kite a SE wind was for Sunday. I met him at the wayside just north of Lake City. Well when I had my kite all set up he checked the lines and found a twist in the bridle and today the kite flew and flew and flew!!! I spent a wonderful 4 hours just riding Lake Pepin! Pete started another man on his first day and there was another gent that was on his second day. Everyone did just great! What a great day on the lake! I can actually say I can kite!

4 comments:

Ron said...

Congrats Nora!! Sounds like you've found an excellent way to spend the cold winters here.

Nora said...

Hey Ron!
I just wish I hadn't started at the end of the season...this is just so much fun! You'll have to try it. It feels more like flying than skiing!

Ron said...

I've watched the folks at Lake Waconia with kites, and a water ski. Sure looks like a good time, and yes .. they did do some flying. Are you going to hit the lakes with your kite when the Summer brings us warm winds and soft water?

Nora said...

I'll have to see how the weather goes. It isn't looking too good for a good WW spring...but you never know. This summer I'm not too sure how it's going to be spent except that it'll mostly be determined by the weather. Waconia seems to be a favorite lake of kiters from what I hear. I tried to kite today but couldn't find enough wind for my size of kite. Maybe I need to buy another one...I can see they're addicting ;-)