Thursday, 17 August 2017

A reader writes ...

With details of the Skiathos Balloon festival ...

Apparently the success of the Bristol event, has brought the idea to the thoughts of islanders. Who are suggesting that they hold a similar event, when conditions are right ...


Now to do this will require lots of meetings, discussions with the people in positions of power. Not to mention many papers to be filled in, and numerous stamps to be applied on official documentation ...

After all there are strict rules on this kind of thing, and no-one wants to be in the position of breaking the law. It seems everyone has a drone above the island at the moment. That should come to an end swiftly as the hunting season starts in a few weeks - and they will become fair game ...

So this morning, at first light in a secret location, away from prying eyes. The first small steps were made, in preparation for the first balloon flights on Skiathos.


The still dawn airs made for a very successful first flight, above 'the rock' ...



Followed by a rather bumpy landing in an olive grove shortly afterwards, having avoided some thistles, and a neighbours flowering bougainvillea.

Onward and upward ...

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1 comment:

  1. Perhaps the people of Skiathos could try something like this, with a cheese pie! :)

    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-38334437

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