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Mid August 2011 001

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Mid August 2011 001

Few of the balloons from last weeks festival,they missed my house just.they were low enough to talk to the passengers in the baskets



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That is great - cool how you could talk to them too

18 Aug, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Gosh , so many ! I can imagine them bumping into one another . ...

18 Aug, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

We counted over sixty in about 40 minutes.some times we see them depends which way the wind blows.that is South east ,the sun rise over the trees.
one came down about a mile away and took down chimney stacks and tiles off a roof,that is unusual they are normally pretty good pilots

18 Aug, 2011

 

Crikey! I have never seen so many ballons at once. We used to get the odd one or two over us, quite low as they aproached us up in the top garden and it used to startle our dog and make him bark, he hardly ever barked.....lol

19 Aug, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

S.There are lots of shaped ones as well but they don't always travel as far as us,depends a lot on the weather.
A lot of them are built in Bristol by Cameron Balloons

19 Aug, 2011

 

I don't think I have ever seen any shape other than the balloon ones.

19 Aug, 2011

 

you could talk to them??? how incredible ~ tetrarch was waving and one nearly took her roof off!!!

21 Aug, 2011

 

I should of looked up into the sky when passing by your town its lovely to see so many, did you give them a coffee :o))

21 Aug, 2011

 

Animals seem to hate them, HB - our ex-dog used to go crazy and both my cats shoot up trees when they hear/see them - I think it's the sound of the gas burners they don't like.

23 Aug, 2011

bjs
Bjs
 

Wagger
I went up in one a few years ago and as we went over Bristol that was all you could hear dogs barking (was not very impressed)
However my Jamie takes no notice of them at all ,he focuses his attention on the Postman.

23 Aug, 2011

amy
Amy
 

Our daughter went up in one a few years ago leaving us to look after our grandchild , we were still trying to work out how to open the pushchair long after they had disappeared over the horizon ..

23 Aug, 2011

 

Lucky postman, lol. My current cat, Misty (my avotar) used to come for walks in the woods with me and Ellie the Labrador - we used to go for miles but if a balloon went over she'd run off - in the wrong direction which meant me scrambling after her through the undergrowth getting scratched to pieces until I caught her then keeping her trapped under my arm until we got home. Even more fun if we met another dog when she'd shoot up a tree and I'd just have to sit down and wait until she came down again. I wasn't prepared to take the chance that she'd find her way home as I lost me previous cat for two months when he got lost in the same woods, they stretch for miles.

23 Aug, 2011

 

I can remember a very long time ago I was riding home on the horse and there were balloons quite low and on the last stretch of road there was a balloon just above that let its burner go and the horses eyes boggled and her ears twitched and I thought aye aye look out......I had to fight her back to the stable. Anyway apart from that I actuially had a balloon flight with Gerry on our 4oth anniversary a few years back and thoroughly enjoyed the flight.

30 Aug, 2011



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