Decision time- bail out now or go downwind? I went downwind.
I passed a couple of fishing boats then headed out past the Brighton Marina. Coming back in I was not going to make it to the sand so I went out again eyeing off the long section of rockwall downwind.
I didn't go too close in as I was fearful the wind would drop out, but I wasn't going too far out either in case I had to swim in.
I got some nice tacks in then landed at the south end of Elwood beach, passing a windsurfer along the way. I landed the kite without difficulty in the light wind and chatted to the windsurfer on the beach - he had a new big sail but wasn't able to get going as well as he hoped.
It was nice to be out though - nobody on the water other than fisherman and a couple of very noisy jetskis. It was a longish but pleasant walk back as the sun headed down to the horizon.
The Lithium Zero flew well in the light wind, but I am still having a lot of difficulty staying upwind.