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Balloons Rising

Posted by mervfrench on July 27, 2009

I haven’t had a chance to capture much lately, so I had to go back a couple of months and find something to post. Thought I’d show you the early morning balloon show  that happens most mornings in the Avon Valley when the weather permits from April till October. It all starts around 5.30 am when they start setting up for inflation  in an area that depends on the prevailing breeze on the day.  It takes around 45 min to lay out the balloons and inflate them ready to fly and a flight can last  around 2 hrs on a good day. Its all pretty interesting to watch if you haven’t seen it but they don’t like spectators getting to close, its best to stay on the road close to where they are taking off from.

I know the operators of both companies and I’ve been up a few times. It’s a great way to have a look around.



3 Responses to “Balloons Rising”

  1. katie said

    hot air ballooning, on a warm morning with a perfect sunrise. what i wouldn’t give to experience that!

    do you feel safe up there?

  2. mervfrench said

    It’s better on a cold morning Katie and yes it’s safe , as safe as can be expected.

  3. Christian said

    nice mate, try adding some light to the balloons to bring the colour out.

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