Outback Kites

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Before I took my leave of Bililuna for the holidays, I left the youngsters with a kite each.  These are inexpensive kitset kites made of “indestructible” Tyvek paper with fibreglass and carbon rods.  They come as kitsets with blank white sails that are suitable for decorating with paint or permanent marker pens.   They are remarkably easy to fly.

One afternoon we had an art session and the kids all decorated their kite sails.   Then I assembled the kites for them.  That kept me pretty busy because they could decorate a lot faster than I could assemble.  I insisted they fly the kites out on the oval well away from any power lines and trees.  We finally got about 25 kites out flying, but I was kept so busy assembling and then repairing some that I never got a chance to watch or take a photo before the sun set.  So thanks to Joe Makisi for these pictures.

I asked my kids if they had ever flown a kite before.  They told me that they had not even seen one.  These may be the very first kites to fly over Bililuna.

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Author: Uisce úr

Though I am old with wandering Through hollow lands and hilly lands, I will find out where she has gone, And kiss her lips and take her hands; And walk among long dappled grass, And pluck till time and times are done, The silver apples of the moon, The golden apples of the sun.

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