[Sun 6th Apr 2014] Streatham Common Kite Day (London)

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by RoyReed, Mar 7, 2014.

Streatham Common Kite Day
Start Date: Sun 6th Apr 2014 11:00 AM
End Date: Sun 6th Apr 2014 05:00 PM
Time Zone: Europe/London +01:00 BST

Location:
Streatham Common
6 Streatham Common South
London SW16 3BT

Posted By: RoyReed

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  1. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  2. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    The weather's not looking the best at the moment. The wind's OK, but it might be a bit wet. Was anyone planning on going?

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  3. editor

    editor hiraethified

  4. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

  5. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    The forecast's looking worse - rain all day - could be a washout. :( If it is it will only be the second time in 16 years.

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  6. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Not looking quite so bad now. I'll be there.

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  7. ohmyliver

    ohmyliver poppin' like a cork

    I went with my daughter, couldn't find the people I was supposed to meet down there, and bloody lost my Samsung S3 with a years worth (thankfully mostly backed up on the cloud) of pictures of said daughter.

    still, my daughter enjoyed almost walking and looking at the kites, and the dogs there...
     
  8. Manter

    Manter Lunch Mob

    It was bloody cold though!

    And how does one end up as a professional flyer-of-kites-to-music??!!
     
  9. editor

    editor hiraethified

    I decided to walk all the way there and all the way back, so now I am in need of refreshments.

    The weather could have been a but sunnier but I don't imagine there'll be too many complaints about the wind, of which there was plenty.
     
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  10. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Do you want me to give you lessons? And professional implies that you make money out of it. You're lucky if you get your petrol costs covered.
     
  11. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    You don't know kiteflyers - we always complain about the wind! Today - too much, too lumpy and sometimes not quite enough.

    Great day though. Thanks to all who came.
     
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  12. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Great day yesterday, both my daughters loved it and the weather was great, plenty of wind....pretty cold though!

    Was a good turn out too, seemed fairly busy.
     
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  13. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Lumpy wind!
     
  14. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model every man and every woman is a star

    it's a curious description but i know what it means
     
  15. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Some photos of the day - lots more at Flickr

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  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Please tell me how wind can be lumpy, Roy!
     
  17. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Small local gusts that make the kite feel like it's bumping through the air.
     
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  18. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan razzed up on scrumpy and injustice

    Ta! Love the terminology!
     
  19. RoyReed

    RoyReed Must fly!

    Kite flyers often describe the wind as having holes in it as well - the opposite of gusts - spaces in the air where the wind drops to zero.
     
  20. editor

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