Superb Sights and Sounds

14 March 2014: There’s something unique about experiencing the blast of a burner from a hot air balloon as it floats metres away from the nose of your kayak. The balloons looked fantastic as they danced through our skies and drifted on the surface of LBG making it a beautiful morning to be out on the water. The balloon festival has been absolutely stunning and I going to miss it so much. Maybe next year it could run for the entire month, now that would be very cool in deed. I don’t think there would be too many objections from anyone at all.  I hope you like the shots  🙂

What a spectacular start to Friday

What a spectacular start to Friday


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Love the laser on the water from the burner

Love the laser on the water from the burner

The Unicef balloon always loves getting down close to the water.

The Unicef balloon always loves getting down close to the water.

The Capital Chemist balloon was dodging the Ice Dragons crew.

The Capital Chemist balloon was dodging the Ice Dragons crew.

What a great sight

What a great sight

Justin is the basket dragging champion.

Justin is the basket dragging champion.

Even the soccer ball was down on the water for a bit of action this morning as well.

Even the soccer ball was down on the water for a bit of action this morning as well.

I think that the Capital Chemist balloon has the largest drifting distance award for sure.

I think that the Capital Chemist balloon has the largest drifting distance award for sure.

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It was a very dreamy start to the day

It was a very dreamy start to the day

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Both the RAAF and the Santos balloon have spent plenty of time on the waters surface as well.

Both the RAAF and the Santos balloon have spent plenty of time on the waters surface as well.

You would think that Canberra Milk would be a sponsor the Sky Whale

You would think that Canberra Milk would be a sponsor the Sky Whale

Precision Flying

Precision Flying

The festival has been huge

The festival has been huge

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Drifting into another beautiful day

Drifting into another beautiful day

The pilots have put on a superb show every day. They are so talented!

The pilots have put on a superb show every day. They are so talented!

A stunning sunrise to top it all off.

A stunning sunrise to top it all off.

That was the best way to end the week.

That was the best way to end the week.

What a great morning to be out on the water. That was gold!

What a great morning to be out on the water. That was gold!

9 thoughts on “Superb Sights and Sounds

  1. Pingback: More Superb Sights and Sounds from Canberra’s Kayak cameraman @PaulJurak « cbrfoodie

  2. Wonderful photos of those wonderful ‘men’ in their floating machines. What great mornings we have had for you to kayak around the lake. Lucky man. It has been great that the balloonists have been interacting with you, what a buzz

    • Hi Lynn,
      The balloon festival has been brilliant, I’ve been waiting all year for this week. The pilots are so talented and everyone is out there having a really happy time. It’s been a great atmosphere, I will miss it

  3. Hi paul probably a really dumb question but how do the balloons get off the water can they just rise again so to speak
    Amazing pics and wonderful energy as always thank you for allowing us to enjoy your enthusiasm cheers b

    • Hi Bern,
      That’s not a silly question at all. The balloons seem to lift of quite easily, from what I’ve seen the pilot just blasts the burner, fills more hot air into the balloon and up it goes. It’s a great sight
      All the best
      Paul

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