Story by Rick S.
photos by Rick S. and Tom K.
photos clickable for larger version
In order to help celebrate National Kite Month the Club was invited to fly at Seaport Village by Kevin at Kite Flite. Kevin has been generous with raffle prizes in the past so it only seemed fair to move our monthly meeting to Seaport Village.
This decision did not come without challenges. One being kite eating trees limiting the flying area. Turns out this problem was solved for us. All of the trees to the right of the sidewalk seen in the photo below were gone! This was both sad ( beautiful trees gone) and fortunate ( it opened up the flying area and removed kite eating trees with big thorns).
Another problem is somewhat limited parking and having to pay to do so. Fortunately Kite Flite was able to help out SDKC members with a parking validation/discount.
For those who did make the effort they were rewarded with a great day of flying. Enough room for everybody, good clean wind off the bay, lots of people to interact with, and no freeway noise.
There was much discussion about how big Spongebob is. Best guess is about 125 sq. ft. A little later in the day Spongebob lost a drogue and took a header and only slightly messed up traffic for a moment or two.
And two late edition photos submitted by Eric O.:
So if you missed it we are sad you weren’t there but managed to hide it well. Maybe next year.
In case you were wondering the KAP photo of the trees that have gone missing was taken by Rick back in 2012 during a car show at Seaport Village. The trees were much bigger by 2023. You can find him/me hard at work just beside the red car.
**First disclaimer: the two photos taken looking towards Coronado and North Island might or might not have enhanced clouds. The sky in that direction might have been boring.
**Second Disclaimer: Most photos were taken with an old point and shoot camera Rick recently came into and decided to try out. Between that and cutting down resolution to save on file size quality suffered a bti.