Heated air keeps balloons afloat
Hot air balloon ride.
Tickets for a Gold Class movie
Dinner on the Q Train
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
Tom Burlinson and Kirk Douglas
At 1450 m (4757 feet) above sea level, even in early April
warm clothing was a must.
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
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.
A departing plane at Heathrow.
Burj Al Arab,
Elevator doors in
Burj Al Arab,
Hot air balloon over Melbourne.
Three years ago we celebrated our
wedding anniversary with
a Hot Air Balloon Ride over
Almost before dawn we were silently rising
with our sister balloon not far behind.
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.