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This is it! I've given up work -retired from the rat race and am about to start on a 10 year adventure, doing all those things I've been meaning to do but never had the time to do them. I've offloaded my responsibilities and it is now my time. So follow my adventures and see whether I actually manage anything!

Sunday, 12 May 2013

Hot air balloons

There is something majestic about watching hot air balloons rising up into a cloudless sky.

 But then as I was watching them rise they seemed to be getting lower

 and lower

 and then finally low enough to land in the road!

 When I asked what the problem was, he told me that they were drifting towards the flight path of the local airport so to be on the safe side they had to land.

 The balloon was pulled onto its side so they could begin to deflate it.

Then it was time to deflate the next one. Apparently the balloons were landing all over the estate.


  1. That's one of my dreams, to once try out such a balloon !

  2. A great serie of photos. Nice reflections!

  3. Ahem, clouds in a cloudless sky! Melbourne is one of the few cities that does not have that problem as there no plane flight paths over the city. American consumer culture? Our balloons are covered with advertising and it is nice to see that American balloons are not. Gattina, you do have to know that the balloons kind of crash land. http://highriser.blogspot.com.au/2008/12/balloon-flight.html

  4. On my bucket list to go up in one.

  5. They look so big when you are close to them. A nice oppertunity for you to seen them so near by.

  6. Awesome shots of the Hot Air Balloons. Great reflections. I wish I was not so scared to go up in one, they look like fun!

  7. They are fun to ride in, I've done it a few times myself. Good pictures! You were in the right place at the right time. :-)


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