This year at one of the Mass Ascensions there were more balloons along the river than we have ever seen. The pilots love to do a “splash and dash” where they come down to touch the river and then rise again. Several kayakers also come to watch. We watched it on the TV that was broadcast from above by one of the local news helicopters.
The picture below is from our neighbor, Barry Phillips, who goes down to the river to take pictures and he has a very good eye for composition. I borrowed/stole this one to share on my blog.