Tuesday, March 10, 1998

Prism Fanatic 3

I tried out a lot of open spaces and parks around the Peninsula. I was fond of Montara State Beach.
Andrew D. Barron: 1997 Prism Fanatic at Montara Beach, California

It was a beautiful day, and I was comfortable to fly over water. An interesting photo from three.
1997 Prism Fanatic over the Pacific Ocean, Montara Beach, California

Sunday, February 15, 1998

Prism Fanatic

Andrew D. Barron: 1997 Prism Fanatic flies proud, Carrizo Plain, February 1998Andrew D. Barron: 1997 Prism Fanatic flies proud, Carrizo Plain, February 1998
We took a trip down to the Carrizo Plain, known to geologists for it's remarkable 'tectonic gemorphology.' The San Andreas fault rips through here making all kinds of features to see. The weather was uncertain and so was our lodgings. There were no developed campgrounds and it's a very remote place.

The wind was great, and I got to try out my kite some more. Lora was into her new camera (a 35mm Canon Rebel) and took all of these great photos. It was miserable that night in the tent as it poured rain.
Andrew D. Barron: 1997 Prism Fanatic flies proud, Carrizo Plain, February 1998

Sunday, January 25, 1998

Prism Fanatic 1

We settled into Bay Area living. I took a new job with PG&E. It was an exciting time. Just after New Year's I learned my Go Fly A Kite Boomer had lost a spreader. Thus, I happened upon Dan Whitney and Gone With The Wind Kites. He fashioned a new pair of spreaders for me.

He also convinced me to get a better kite: the last of the '97 Prism Fanatics at a great bargain. It came with Prism's The Way To Fly Video. I also bought David Gomberg's book Sport Kite Magic. I was on my way to a new hobby!

January 25, 1998.
We traveled to the Monterey coast with Bob and Lillian. It was the first time he and I had been together to fly kites since Bodega Bay. We were excited!
Andrew D. Barron & Robert G. Needham, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, CaliforniaAndrew D. Barron & Robert G. Needham, winding it up. 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, California
The wind was light and at that time, that was a bad thing. Eventually there was enough wind to keep the Fanatic aloft, but for the most part we just hung out, and picnicked on the beach along the 17 Mile Drive.
Andrew D. Barron: 1997 Prism Fanatic over the Pacific Ocean, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, California



Robert G. Needham
My kite flying inspiration
July 9, 1946 - November 26, 1998
Robert G. Needham, 17 Mile Drive, Monterey County, California [July 9, 1946 - November 26, 1998]
"He was a friend of mine…"

Bob's enthusiasm for kite flying was contagious. We miss you, Bob

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