Sunday, October 14, 2012

Ten times thinner than a sandwich bag

Above: Lygra doesn't have the steep cliffs usually associated with fjords, but the water is 400m/1300ft deep in some places; Braumgartner's balloon

An ice cream truck came all the way out to Ole's house at the farthest inhabited edge of the island. I was surprised that there are enough kids out here to make it profitable. I had ice cream on a stick, vanilla with a little chocolate skin. Katrin said that right after the Breivik bombings last year, she heard the ice cream truck's horror-movie-sweet song and was afraid for her life.

Meantime, Felix Baumgartner has just dropped sixty pounds of ballast from his beautiful silver balloon. Couldn't it hit someone?

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