Sisyphus of Karst

Wilhelm Putick – Viljem Putik, born in 1856 in Popůvky, Moravia – has a near-mythical status in Slovenian karstology and speleology, and rightly so. As a young student he was impressed by the heroic era of exploration of Moravian Karst – here is a sink, there is a spring, the water flows underground, let’s follow … Read more

A Warm and Windy November Sunday

Such a perfect day … Ivor is frantically collecting kites to “increase our fleet”, and as six new items have arrived, a test was necessary. Luckily the Sunday was sunny, unusually warm for November, and windy. Very windy. A new trilobite joined our purple one in the sky. A shoal of fish lined themselves along … Read more

A Different Anthem

National anthems are a strange lot. Hailing back from the 18th and 19th century – even most of the new ones composed after the end of World War II and the Cold war are imitating that “Romantic” style – they are pompous, stale, demodé in both verse and music. The lyrics are unimaginative, falling into … Read more

In the Damn Sync

This KAP session was more of a test – the sun was already low, there were some clouds and a mist announcing the arrival of a weather front, so the light was diffuse and dull. But we had to test a gift from the inimitable Sandro Macchi – SMAC, a radio controlled picavet rig. A … Read more

A Pearl from Above

Prvić, the island at the end of summer, the pearl of Šibenik archipelago. We’ve told you everything about the amazing International Festival Creative Days of Faust Vrančić that happened on the first weekend in October on this peach of an island (if you haven’t yet checked it out, do it now – it’s fun, we … Read more

Where the Summer Ends

For us lucky kiters that have so many so great friends in Croatia, the end of the summer is a geographical term. It’s not so much the question of when, but where – for us the summer ends on an island. The island is small and near the mainland, a seemingly unremarkable blob of land … Read more

Of Rabbits and Kites

Every now and then either we pack our kite gear and go to Zagreb, Croatia – or our friends from Zmajoljupci – Croatian Kite Association visit us here in Ljubljana. This time it was their turn (we were in Croatia in August for the fantastic event in O., and are going back to the island … Read more

Above Eden

Give yourself to a drunk life windTo blow you to all directions, fast.Let it fold you like a leaf,Into a mad flight, that crazy blast. Fly like leaves carried by a whirlwindFor the flight, you are made, dear soul. Tin Ujević There was a kite festival in the fantastically crazy town of O. – the … Read more