So, there I am. I visit this nice long beach that goes on for miles.
Lots of people all along the beach but mainly right where the trail
meets the beach. We walk for a quarter mile or so and find a spot with
nobody close enough to bother with the kites. I fly the kite for about
an hour and everything is fine except the wind is very light. While I
am changing to my 1/2 oz. ultri-light Skyburner, a family plops down
about 150 to 200 feet away. I start to fly again and the guy comes up.
I know from experience that he is either going to say: 1) Cool. What a
great kite. Where do I get one?. Or 2) What a pretty kite. Would you
mind getting it off my beach.
Well, this guy came closer to number 2. He said the kite was bothering
him and would I move a few feet down the beach so it would be away from
him. I said OK. Well, let me make it clear that he was in no danger to
begin with but was bothered by the noise. I moved and after a nice turn
in his directioin, back he comes and tells me the kite is making his
little girl cry.
Do you: 1) Say you are sorry and pack up your family and try to find
another spot on the beach. 2) Move down the beach as he is asking and
fly OVER the nice people who were there before you were. 3) Ask him why
he sat down next to a kite if he didn't like them and suggest he move a
little down the beach.
I did number 3 after pointing out that I could not do number 2 because
of the danger I might put people in. He said he didn't want to move
because he had just put his family down and didn't want to be bothered.
After about 15 min. he got up and moved down the beach and found a spot
every bit as nice, I think nicer than the one he left.
Understand that the wind was so light that I had to take a bit of
feather and drop it to tell what direction the wind was coming from.
This never seems to happen in heavy wind because all the people get up
Have others had this happen? What is considered the right kiting
behavior. I dind't want to bother this guy but I thought he was being
PS. The other thing I could do if there was more wind was put up a