- Jan 14, 2009
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I said to my wife about a month ago that the good and settled weather would break for the Balloon Fiesta weekend. It seems from memory (not always sound the older one gets) that for every decent balloon weekend there are two or three not so good. Don Cameron, the main founder of the Fiesta, was on Radio Bristol this morning and said that he could not remember a Fiesta where there had been no mass ascents. He is hopeful for this evening and for tomorrow morning. After that the weather looks downhill, especailly Sunday.Fridays morning take off for balloons are cancelled due weather.Typical that this is happening with all the good balloon weather we have had over the last few weeks.
This morning's mass ascent was apparently cancelled because of the threat of showers which can create wind gusts making landing very hazardous. As is the way of these things I don't think there were any showers until after the balloons would have landed.