I was about to drive home but the wind picked up a bit - 16 knots at Fawkner Beacon - so I pumped up my Ocean Rodeo Flite 14.5 (the "Session Saver") and headed out.
Its a miracle kite. You can get going nicely when there "isn't quite enough wind". I got out past the groynes then down to and past Green Point. A couple of kites were in the air at Brighton close the beach.
The sun was shining and the wind was nice and I kited right through a large flock of birds in a feeding frenzy above a school of fish. Life is good!
I turned around at Brighton marina and dodged through four racing sailing dingys then set a tack back to Green Point. I didn't quite make it around on the first tack but I did on the second, wary of the reef at the point.
Then the wind dropped. I re-powered the kite to no avail so I came into the beach near a groyne and landed.
Winter wind can be fickle. I was happy it didn't conk out when I was some distance offshore.
It was really good to get this session after yesterday's no go.