bristol balloon fiesta

I just spotted that this weekend is Bristol’s Annual International Balloon Fiesta, Europe’s biggest. The night glows are always good fun – check the video below from last year:


If the wind is in the right direction the balloons drift across the city and land somewhere between Bristol and Bath. Sometimes they don’t make it – I remember when I was about 7 or 8 a balloon landed on my primary school field as we were walking to school in the morning (they take off twice a day, the first at dawn). Pretty exciting! I’ve never taken a hot air balloon ride but I think I’ll have to one day. It looks like graceful way to travel, looking out over the West Country landscape.

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