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Hot Air Balloons

Photo Gallery Launched!

At long last I have started to put some photos up for everyone to look at.  If you are interested there is a new item in the Blogroll on the left-hand-side – or you can go straight there using this link [^].  There are only nine phots there so far – but plenty more to come.

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Balloons come down in city streets

Balloon Landing In Streets

Balloon Landing in city Street.

The Herald Sun had a report today of Balloons coming down in city streets:

“A pair of hot-air balloons gave inner-Melbourne residents a surprise this morning when they made emergency landings in the city.”


More Photos

Another batch of Hot Air Balloon photo’s from our flight over Melbourne Hot Air Balloons over Victoria Str, Melbourne.

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Balloon reflection in a golf course water hazard.

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More photos in a previous entry

Up at Last

After a year of trying we finally made it up in a Hot Air Balloon on Saturday (13/5/06).

It was fantastic. Up in the sky – without really feeling it. Coasting along on the wind. Take-off was from Melbourne Docklands just on dawn. A hour and a half later we were well and truly over the city and landing in the suburbs. Apparently earlier in the week they had taken off from the same place and in the same time had only made it as far as Collingwood, about one-third of the distance we managed.

Helping to set-up and pack-up was all part of the fun, and it really made you feel that you had earned the hearty breakfast afterwards.

Thank-you Susan and thank-you Global Ballooning

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Group of Four

I guess one of the really good things about being at a Balloon Fiesta is that there are lots of balloons around. So you get a chance at a getting groups of ballons together in the air and on the ground. The second photo gives you some idea of the size of the some of the larger balloons with “AAPT” towering over the LandCruiser.

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