When we arrived at the launch field we saw many kites up in the air. Never a good sign. There was still hope, so after the briefing we all waited for the wind to calm down. I was offered a place in the Robbie Williams balloon, an airbrushed 77 depicting an album cover. The pilot of this balloon is the very sympathetic Christian Muth. He is German but lives in Austria where he has his own balloon business. It’s always a pleasure to get to know new teams and that definitely also counted for this evening when I talked through the waiting time with Christian and his crew members. Unfortunately the wind didn’t drop down so all teams headed towards their cozy tents, caravans and hotel rooms again. Thus, a relatively long sleep it will be for now! The alarm clock will ruin my dreams again at 04.30.
They have a cool army retrieve car!