11 March 2013. Wow wow and wow…did I say wow enough. Lake Burley Griffin has started its 100th birthday celebrations with a mind blowing perfomance. Copper sunrises, balloon silhouettes were dotting the skies, then there was the show stopping showman in the Capital Chemist balloon. He even had time to chat as he changed over of his LPG gas cyclinder as the other ran out of juice while he was basket dragging across the basin towards Black Mountain Tower. He was that calm it felt like we were sitting on his back deck, kicking back and cruising for the afternoon. Unreal, fantastic, brilliant and as many other wow words you can use may come close to the experience I had this morning.
Mind Blowing Sunrise
The calm before the balloon onslaught
The first wave
The second wave
A copper sunrise
One of my fav’s
Darth in the sky
There wasn’t a great deal of paddling done this morning
These guy’s will deliver anywhere!
Sunday morning cruise with the family…its just that he takes out the balloon instead.
He told me that he kayaks as well…..for a moment there I was wondering if that’s what he thought he was in.
He basket dragged the entire basin
Up close and personnel…you could feel the heat …I’m told that it’s 120 degrees up inside the balloon.
Kicking back and just floating along, no dramas at all……. except for getting you joggers wet!
Then we decided to slice through the glassy water on our way back