Up up and away

22 June 2013: This morning I had a wonderful experience as I floated high above  Canberra with the team from Balloon Aloft.  Such amazing sights to take in and definitely a view from a different perspective.  We couldn’t have asked for better flying conditions with perfect clear skies, light winds and a crisp minus 5 degrees. The crew and our pilot Richard (such a top bloke) made it an extremely enjoyable experience. They were informative and entertaining which made for good fun. If you haven’t already tried ballooning then make sure you put it on your bucket list and go with Balloon Aloft. I just couldn’t help myself from clicking away as the view was just so beautiful. I hope you enjoy the shots that I have uploaded.

Our chariot awaits

Our chariot awaits



Richard is just getting the basket into position so the balloon can be attached....very important :)

Richard is just getting the basket into position so the balloon can be attached….very important 🙂

Minus five, crispy and crackly under over feet and the balloon is spread out.

Minus five, crispy and crackly under over feet and the balloon is spread out.

All hands on deck

All hands on deck

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Check check and double check, all is OK.

Check check and double check, all is OK.

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The balloon is filled with cold air first by two large fans.

The balloon is filled with cold air first by two large fans.

Then it time to warm things up a bit

Then it time to warm things up a bit

Looks great in the pre dawn light

Looks great in the pre dawn light

Richard now has things on high fire.

Richard now has things on high fire.

I so wanted to have a go.

I so wanted to have a go.

Here we go!

Here we go!

Pretty to watch.

Pretty to watch.

Pumping in more heat

Pumping in more heat

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We are now full and take off isn't far away.

We are now full and take off isn’t far away.

A quick prayer

A quick prayer

Time for a quick selfy

Time for a quick selfy

Up up and away.

Up up and away.

Cool reflections

Cool reflections

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No better way to see a new day begin.

No better way to see a new day begin.

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Canberra looked fantastic

Canberra looked fantastic

It certainly had the wow factor, everyone was in awe.

It certainly had the wow factor, everyone was in awe.

Loved the balloon shadow.

Loved the balloon shadow.

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You could see from horizon to horizon.

You could see from horizon to horizon.

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You don't realise how large Lake Burley Griffin is until you see it from up here.

You don’t realise how large Lake Burley Griffin is until you see it from up here.

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It is so calm and quite while you are up here. It amazing.

It is so calm and quite while you are up here. It amazing.

No need for directions up here, you just go with the flow.

No need for directions up here, you just go with the flow.

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Coming in for a super smooth landing

Coming in for a super smooth landing

Great crew

Great crew

Touch down

Touch down

Releasing of all the hot air. Now I know why Richard said " don't pull that red rope.

Releasing of all the hot air. Now I know why Richard said ” don’t pull that red rope.

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All over, but what a great experience.

All over, but what a great experience.

Time to pack up

Time to pack up

This is a fantastic experience, I thoroughly recommend.

This is a fantastic experience, I thoroughly recommend.

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