By 28 October, it was all or nothing, so we schlepped back up to the launch site for an early-morning start.
José María and Jose Manuel were on hand to tackle the helium bottle...
...which had already had some tasty coverage on the interwebs in this fetching image:
I'm sure the parents out there will agree that if you ever get your teenage son in a sequin dress, you've got to make the most of it.
... covered in great detail in an earlier PARIS story. I'm very pleased to say that the informed consensus was that your point of view is, while understandable, totally wrong.
>and within 15 minutes of leaving the van, we were triumphant
God, I'd hate to see you lot when you're feeling depressed.
BTW. Well done
One word . . . .
I've been following this from day 1 and have to say that the entire project, from start to finish, defines what the register is all about - good honest to goodness tongue in cheek tech reporting with the right amount of irreverence backed by genuine "hacker" mentality and the pursuit of fun.
Well done to all who worked on this and those who backed the project (including the pointy haired back room crew).
This is what is missing from life these days - the spirit of doing something for the fun of it.
I really really do hope that this is just the start, and not the end of this adventure, you guys have the makings of a real annual event here and the possibility to take it international (what with the possibility of a competition with the aussies and god knows who else).
Thank you for a great adventure, it was one of those very rare events that captured the kid in all of us.
I can't wait for the next one.