Jo’s Monday Walk2017-Wk-15
Hot Air Ballooning,
Melbourne Hotel for the second time in 5 days
This week we chose the
Grand Chancellor in Lonsdale Street.
I think the Grand Chancellor is a bit older than the apartments
we booked last week, however it more than compared to
many of the European Hotels we stayed at last September.
Lonsdale Street at 0430 Wednesday morning, waiting for…
The Picture This Ballooning mini van to collect us.
After a quick coffee and paperwork…there is always
paperwork these days…we drove to the launch site
and began to help prepare the balloon.
Helping was voluntary and unloading the basket
only meant a bit of a tug as the trailer moved forward.
Once it had tipped up like this the pilot gave us
some more safety commentary after which the trailer
was pull clear of the basket.
I always thought that hot air balloons were filled with hot air!
Wrong again…but don’t tell MGW.
The only air in the balloon at this stage is cold air
being blown in by that large red fan beside the basket.
More next week.