Drifting with the breeze,
into a VERY hazy dawn. There was very little wind this
It's generally very peaceful up in a balloon. The
silence is broken by the roar of the air heaters which
were just above our heads.
As well, sounds from down below carry remarkably well
up to us.
A ruin of some sort.
generally stayed about 100-1000 feet above the ground.
Someone's new house.
The other two balloons
Another house. There's
someone waving at us on the porch.
A flock of Ring-billed
Gulls flying past below us.
One of the other balloons
Our pilot was hoping to
land us in the field beyond the river - the light-coloured
one just before the town. But the breeze blew us past
and we had to keep going. We couldn't lose enough
altitude quickly enough to land there.
prefer to land in fields that have been already
harvested, for obvious reasons. This time of year, there
were a lot of freshly cut hay fields around.
Here's one of the chase
vehicles that was following us. They would meet us at
the landing site to retrieve the balloon.