Monday, February 15, 2010

Non-pottery weekend watching young people fly

While the national team members were ski-jumping in Vancouver at the Olympics, some pretty damn good jumpers who didn't quite make the teams were flying off the 90-meter hill in Brattleboro, Vermont, this past weekend. Jumpers from across the United States and from Slovenia and Austria competed at Harris Hill, just a few blocks from Brattleboro's lively downtown.
We took a weekend away from Cape Cod to see these young folks fly through the air Saturday and Sunday. Pretty cool. Above at top, Nick Fairall of Andover, NH, and below him (but with everyone on the side of the hill looking up at him) Stefan Klade of Austria.
Now, back to making pots.


Tracey Brome said...

Nice shots, Hollis, maybe you should be out in Vancouver with Gerry! I can't imagine doing this sport, it looks so crazy.

Hollis Engley said...

Thanks, Tracey. I think by this time Gerry's way ahead of me. But it's fun to get back into the shooting, if only for a couple of days.

mengley said...

Damn that looks like fun.

Hollis Engley said...

They call it "the original extreme sport," Marco. And it sure does look like fun.