That time of year has come again. The nights are shorter and the wind is starting to shake Britain in its shallow waters.
So, in protest, balloon enthusiasts/pilots/crew are starting to head elsewhere to seek their much-needed adrenaline rushes. I myself am going to Filzmoos (south Austria) come January the 9th with Alba Balloons (a Scottish Balloon company). There, I will be taking part in the annual Filzmoos International Balloon Festival.
Now as I sit here writing my blog entry in the office a wide grin appears on my face. I should perhaps tell you my age, only 19. That means every little ballooning adventure I go on currently is a notch on my belt. So being among the 40+ balloonists (mainly consisting of Austrian, German and other northern Europeans) is a big deal for me. So do you know what I say, “Bring on the British Winter!” and I tilt my hat to the ballooning community who, as always, continue to be friendly and welcoming to this young kid.
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Written by Charlie Street