October 23rd, 2008

Slartibartfast

Everywhere you look balloons.

Hard to believe but it's already been two years since the last Hot-Air Balloons competition took place in my hometown. So on the last weekend in September for the tenth time about three dozen balloons took part in the German Cup for Hot-Air Balloons. This time I didn't get up early in the morning to follow the start of the balloons up-close but stayed at home during the competitions. The event takes place Friday to Sunday with up to two races scheduled on each day, usually one in the early morning and one in the evening around 5 PM.

Balloons


When I say race I don't mean it in the sense of who's the first balloon to reach a destination but which balloon is able to get closest to a particular chosen point. Though I think how long it takes to reach the place may also play a role.

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