Word-of-Day-Challenge-Delight

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delight

please (someone) greatly.
“an experience guaranteed to delight both young and old”

In October 2016 it was a delight to take…

High Tea in the

Burj Al Arab’s

Sky View Bar

(200 metres above sea level, on the 27th floor)

and…

 

 

watch the sun setting over

The Palm Jumeirah,

in Dubai.

 

 

 

30th Wedding Anniversary

For our Thirtieth Wedding Anniversary

MGW booked us a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.

Last year another delightful surprise with

First Class Dining aboard

The Q Train

This year it was High Tea at

the Langham Hotel

in Melbourne.

All experiences could only be described

as delightful outings.

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Word of the Day Challenge:  Delight

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Early in 2016 we took a hot air balloon flight over Melbourne…

to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary.


This was ‘take two’ as all balloon flights are

pending weather conditions.

The ‘go’, ‘no go’ phone call came at 0345 on take one.

and we were homeward bound. 😦


Take two and we were informed at 0400 that all systems were ‘go’

and to meet as instructed at 0530.

However, it was well worth the wait to

experience a sunrise above Melbourne.

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Tuesday Photo Challenge

Rise

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A few puffs…

of hot air…

 

into our…

 

 balloons…

soon had us rising…

 

into to the cool morning air…

and silently sailing over Melbourne

beneath a setting moon.

 

While most of Melbourne was slept

we soared into the fresh morning air…

to admire Melbourne’s skyline

as the sun rose.

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Ups and Downs from everywhere.Victoria Falls joyride.

A Balloon ride over Melbourne.


Not sure if this is the front or back entrance,

but it was captured in old Sydney.

My recent drive up and down

Mount Buninyong

yielded two roads…

one for the journey up,

the other for the journey down.

And in this case what goes up must come down, on Geelong’s Eastern Beach.

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Weekly Photo Challenge-Silence

 

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My contribution for this week’s challenge…

Silence

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Last April we took a hot air balloon ride

over Melbourne.The only downside was the 0330 wake up call

to find out if winds were slight enough

to allow the ride to go ahead.

I have never seen Melbourne streets as silent

as this one was at that hour.

 

 Even though there around twenty passengers,

conversations were conducted in

subdued tones so as not to break the silence

of the early hour.

At lift off, there was only the roar of the gas flame

to break the silence of the crisp April morning.

Even this Qantas 747 could not break the silence…

 as we flew over Melbourne at dawn…

with just the occasional burst of

flaming gas breaking the silence.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Hot Air Ballooning,

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Last week I left off just as…

our hot air balloons were being filled with cold air.

However, it wasn’t long before hot air was being pushed in…

and the balloons were beginning to stand upright.

I think this looked spectacular in the half dark…

 and would like to see what our balloon looked liked

when it was given a warm blast of air.

Without much further ado we lifted off gracefully…

into a chilly Melbourne sky.
No engine roar, or thrust back into one’s seat…

just the knowledge that if I jumped out

it was going to take longer and longer

before I landed on terra firma!

Two other ballooning companies were aloft that morning.

And these are never before seen views of Melbourne…

before sunrise.

Little did we know that the GoPro camera

was set to take a photo every 5 seconds.

We were not expecting to be emailed

around 135 photos as part of the deal,

but extremely grateful to receive them.

Every now and again we would see this sight.

If you look carefully you will see a GoPro hanging

on the left side of this balloon.

 Although the moon had not set the first of the sun’s rays

were beginning to light up some of

the taller building in Melbourne’s CBD.

 More next week.

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Jo’s Monday Walk

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Hot Air Ballooning

Some photos of other balloons aloft…

on last Wednesday morning…

over Melbourne.

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Melbourne before sunrise

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Hope you enjoyed.

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