Wow... this brought back some memories
. That person was out there for sure!!
Thanks for the suggestion. I use the top portion of a wire hanger and a couple wire ties to wrap it around the end cap... it works, though I don't use it much these days.
I think part of the problem at Sandy Hook was some of the dual liners, screaming their kites along without the control in crowded areas. Certainly the off season is not an issue at all. Also, the bay side is always open; as I was told. Safety, of course, has always been the biggest issue.
Even though Sandy Hook is a SWEEEEEEET place to fly, it is way off the "beaten path" for most. So, Belmar is a decent compromise. During the season, getting there early and owning our space has worked out well. I can't wait to get back there!!!!
Sandy Hook is a huge National Wildlife Reserve Park, so that's priority one. Also, during the peak summer season, the park is usually filled to capacity by late morning. The beach is huge; we're talking some six miles or so. There are a number of beaches on the ocean side which is where flying could be an issue during the season. The bay side is open for flying.
As John stated early on in this thread, demonstrating our skill and control will show that we are not endangering the welfare of people or animals/birds in the area. If we teach or just explain what we're doing, the control, that we're doing it safely, etc., the Rangers or anyone in charge anywhere we're flying will be more apt to allow it as they can understand it.
If interested, check it out on Google Earth. Sandy Hook, NJ is a cool place with New York's skyline visible out to the north east of it.