My second outing wasn’t much to talk about. We went to Lake Isabel, south of Dawson, ND. This is a small lake but it does have a public beach. The wind was non-existant when we got there. After about an hour it really picked up so I set up and headed out. I had something wrong with the lines so I bailed and swam back to shore. The wind was side on-shore so it wasn’t to bad. But after dragging the kite back to shore I ran out of time to get back out and I was pretty tired from dragging the kite in.
In hindsight I think I probably had everything rigged up ok. I think the lines were probably just twisted and could have easily been fixed. But there was a lot of beach and boat traffic so I got nervous and decided to pull out without really thinking things through. I don’t feel very confident in traffic yet.
A couple notes about the lake though. Isabel is small and round. There is a decent size public beach area but no camping allowed. The west side of the lake is much shallower than the public area but all private land. There is a slough to the west of Isabel and another lake west of that which isn’t used in the summer. I can only assume it is to shallow. Either of these two lakes to the west of Isabel might be nice to kite on in the winter though.