Sunday, September 17, 2006

Bumpy landing in DSJ for this hot air balloon...

This hot air balloon caused a stir when it flew low over the Deepings this evening.

As it passed over my garden at rooftop level and headed for Priory Church, it appeared on course to collide with the steeple or at least the church yard trees.

I don't know enough about these things to say whether it was more by luck than judgement that it thankfully managed to clear the hazards of Deeping St James.

As it headed out into open country, it certainly would not have cleared the traffic as it crossed Custom Road had the cars not come to a standstill to watch the spectacle.

The basket eventually bumped across the field to the north of Custom Road before coming to a halt.

With the balloon incident and the narrow escape for the monument earlier (see previous post) Deeping St James has had quite enough excitement for one day!

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