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A few years ago My Good Wife decided that we would

take a Hot Air Balloon ride over Melbourne

to celebrate our wedding anniversary.

 

It did eventuate on our second try….the first time

being cancelled at 0345 the morning of the event

due to higher than wanted winds.

Ever since with the exception of COVID years,

it has been a wedding anniversary experience 

 

Earlier this year our experience was a day trip to

Craigs Hut which was featured

in the 1980-81 movie

The Man From Snowy River

starring

Tom Burlinson and Kirk Douglas

At 1450 m (4757 feet) above sea level, even in early April

warm clothing was a must.

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30th Wedding Anniversary

Four years ago we experienced

a Hot Air Balloon lift off for our

thirtieth Wedding Anniversary.

The Northern White Crowned Shrike

was captured while visiting

Sausage Tree Safari Camp

Sausage Tree Camp

forms part of

South Africa’s

Greater Kruger National Park.

The African Harrier Hawk posed for us

for a few minutes before it thought it wiser…

…to take to the air as gracefully…

..as it could.

African Harrier Hawk

Both birds were sighted

while staying at

Sausage Tree Safari Camp.

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A departing plane at Heathrow.

 

 

Escalator in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

Elevator doors in

Burj Al Arab,

Dubai.

 

 

 

Hot air balloon over Melbourne.

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Three years ago we celebrated our

wedding anniversary with

a Hot Air Balloon Ride over

Melbourne with

@PictueThisBallooning

Almost before dawn we were silently rising

with our sister balloon not far behind.

A light breeze had gathered by

the time we were landing which

made touch-down difficult for

our sister balloon.

 

Our landing seemed much smoother

and once we had the brake man in place

all was well.

 

We had gone up and now,

around an hour and a half later,

we were down on Terra firma again.

This year’s wedding anniversary

was celebrated with a home

delivered pub meal.

Wedding Anniversary 2020 will

be memorable for different reasons.

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