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Day Two

Since we're going to have to try flying our balloon in the early morning - to avoid the winds that pick up from about 8.00 am - we have to finish it today, to fly it tomorrow morning.

So we cut plastic, lay it on the ground and stuck it together. A lot of cutting, scrambling around on the floor, and sticking. Got covered in dirt. Covered everyone in dirt. Stick here, cut there. Finally, we manage to stick it all together and ... disaster. We stuck it together wrongly and it wasn't a sphere - it was a crazy thing with ears.

Cut it to bits and began again. More dirt, more sweat, more sticky tape ... it took hours.

And what do you know? We messed it up AGAIN! Just astonishing. Not enough time to do it again, and it was slightly better than before, so we decided to live with it (no choice really!). Ridiculous!

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See how the rest of the team fared with this challenge:

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Iain
Jonathan
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