A HOT-AIR BALLOON drifts eastward over Freeport on Monday. Spotted above Hunter Road, the balloonist is a relative rarity for this time of year. A swift check of various airfields and potential landing spots proved fruitless, as none said they were expecting a balloon to touch down.

A HOT-AIR BALLOON drifts eastward over Freeport on Monday. Spotted above Hunter Road, the balloonist is a relative rarity for this time of year. A swift check of various airfields and potential landing spots proved fruitless, as none said they were expecting a balloon to touch down.

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