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Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Fri, Jul 12 2013, 10:09 PM
by Darkspark
Shari and I are tentatively planning on heading up to the dunes to fly tomorrow afternoon. We usually go in the afternoon, wait for the heat of the day and the swimmers and general beach folk to clear out. Swimming is allowed till 5 or so. After that the place empties. then we fly till sunset. Which is always lovely there. Forecast is for east winds, which is a little unusual. I will post for sure tomorrow, but it looks like it is going to be a great summer day!

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Fri, Jul 12 2013, 10:58 PM
by goestoeleven
Any chance of changing to Sunday? My daughter has a softball game tomorrow afternoon (Saturday) that I can't miss, plus I have to get the lawn mowed, bushes trimmed up, and other general honey-do items done. I can probably join you if you go on Sunday (during the day / into late afternoon).

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 12:43 PM
by Shari
Sorry Steve, Saturday is the day. I have been bugging Mikey since I found out that Michigan City was canceled. Flying kites, watching the sunset, maybe a little shopping. He promised and I am going to hold him to it.

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 12:50 PM
by goestoeleven
Have fun! I can't join you today but maybe I will fly tomorrow (not at the beach).

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 12:55 PM
by Shari
you will be missed, Tell Natalie I said good luck today. ;)

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 05:36 PM
by Mytoyz
Which Dunes are you guys going to? I am off on Sunday and thought about possibly going to the Dunes for some big kite flying. Wish I would have read this post earlier, would come up this afternoon.

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 06:06 PM
by goestoeleven
I won't be going to the dunes on Sunday. I'll probably stay closer to home . . . haven't decided where yet. Possibly the top of the hill at Greene Valley (haven't been there for a very long time) . . . . but that's not a good location for power kites. Are you talking power kites or big SLKs?

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 06:55 PM
by Mytoyz
SLK and duals. Probably end up at West Beach or State Park Dunes in the afternoon.

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 06:57 PM
by Mytoyz
Was wondering if anyone flys at Cricket Hill up on the north side. Flew there years ago and the wind is shown to be coming off the lake all day. Might be good flying there.

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sat, Jul 13 2013, 10:15 PM
by Darkspark
Was awesome afternoon of flying. Wind of the water at 6 or 7mph. Silky. Sorry I didn't respond earlier. Signal at the beach is not data quality. We always go to the Dunes state park. Straight down 49. So everyone knows, swimming is closed at 6. The beach is pretty packed till then. But after 6 it slowly emptied. And the sunset is over the lake and usually beautiful.

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Sun, Jul 14 2013, 01:43 PM
by Mytoyz
Alright, headed up to dunes this afternoon for some flying. I will be there about 4, pretty much taking everything from high wind to no wind with me. Hate it when you show up with heavy air kites and there is no wind so I am planning accordingly. Something WILL fly to day, even if it means flinging my kite bag across the beach!

Re: Indiana Dunes Quick Fly! Sat 7/12

Posted: Mon, Jul 15 2013, 03:23 PM
by Trigger
thats funny!