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Bristol Balloon Fiesta

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Over my house.
8th Aug 2009, 20:00   | tags:,,,,

hildegard says:

Nice - better weather than last year too. :)

8th Aug 2009, 20:02

Twiglet says:

I <3 hot air balloons...

8th Aug 2009, 20:07

rhys says:

Does seem a big contrast to last year.

A complete wash out last year so I hear, where not even a single balloon was launched!

8th Aug 2009, 20:14

hildegard says:

Wasn't quite that bad - just clicked the "hot air balloon" tag & there's 17 balloons in just one of my shots from last year's fiesta. :)

It wasn't a classic year I grant you, mind. Only one evening flight & it didn't go well. I was on the Downs & they fair whisked over us. Some poor souls were rumoured to have been blown as far as Wells. The single morning flight they managed seemed a bit truncated - think it was a low cloud problem; hardly anyone got further than the Downs that time.

8th Aug 2009, 21:36

rhys says:

Ah right, well at least this year is still an improvement!

Someone at work said they got loads of friends and relatives down to visit the festival last year, but everyone was really disappointed when they didn't see any balloons launched :(

8th Aug 2009, 22:00

Earthlad says:

And there was me thinking i have some good shots. These are great. Mine are just dots on the horizon :-)

9th Aug 2009, 02:27

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10th Aug 2009, 14:47