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Simple Pleasures

Liam flying my koi kite. (Koite?)

One of the simplest pleasures I know is flying a kite on the beach. I have a chance to do so a few times a year in my other life as an Oregonian. I can do it several times a week in Israel. We’ve tried to make it a habit to get to the beach as often as possible. Our apartment is 3/4 mile from Poleg beach in Netanya.

Last night there must have been 40 kite surfers catching air when we arrived. It’s amazing to go fly a kite in the last light of day and watch Venus emerge as the sun sets. It was a gorgeous one last night, all orange and blazing.

We are sort of astrogeeks too, so we love using apps like Distant Suns to figure out what we are seeing in the night sky. We saw the International Space Station do a fly-by while at the beach a few weeks ago.

We are going back to Caesaria  today and I’m taking my koi kite. It’s a beautiful golden fish with a tail that flaps like mad in the wind. I love flying it, and it always gets admirers. Another simple, pleasurable way to spend the day.

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