20 October 2013


Balloon rides are a popular thing for the tourists visiting our valley and even after 16 years of living here, we still stop and watch balloons landing.
We are lucky, quite a few of them land in the field behind our house. It used to be a vineyard when we first moved here but the vines were pulled out a few years later and the owner didn't replant. So, it's perfect for landing balloons.
Here are a few pictures I took over the last few days:
I took this one Thursday morning, two more balloons landed later.

This all happened this morning:
Four balloons this time, not such good timing. I wasn't quite ready for the day just yet, having just finished my bike ride (in the garage) and getting cleaned up.
One more coming in for a landing.

And here are a couple of shots of the support cars/trucks. One truck to haul away the basket and the balloon and a van to take away the passengers.

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