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Flying high at Point Robinson
Sunshine and steady winds made for perfect kite flying weather on Saturday, which was Kite Day at Point Robinson. “This year’s conditions were as ideal as I think they could be,” said Captain Joe Wubbold, president of the Keepers of Point Robinson, which puts on the annual event. And it showed, as around 500 people made their way to the point throughout the day to fly kites, relax on the beach, enjoy live music and tour the lighthouse.
Wubbold said that he noticed a larger number of people came from off-island for Kite Day this year, perhaps because of some press from the Seattle and Tacoma media as well as the better-than-average weather. In the past, Kite Day has been plagued by bad weather — one year it rained so hard that not a single person went.
This year, the only disappointment came when one man’s kite got stuck in the radar tower. Wubbold said it may be there for some time as a reminder of Kite Day. “I don’t climb anymore,” he said.
See page 13 for more photos of Kite Day.