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  • Location: Melbourne, Australia
  • Duration:  4 hours (approx.)

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Over the Yarra Valley

March 2010

On the left of the photo, just below center, is the lake near where we launched. Looking closely, the edge of our launch area is visible just under the ground fog.

Another Set of Balloons

March 2010

Off in the distance, we could see another set of balloons in the sky. We didn't ask but it is possible they too were Global Ballooning. We had seen them rising some 2-3 miles away earlier. We had also seen balloons over Melbourne which was about an hour's drive away. I have no clue as to how far that would be in "as the crow flies" sense.

Opening The Envelope

March 2010

Once the basket was on the trailer, Brian "pulled the appropriate strings" (pun intended) to let the heat out and allow the balloon to begin its collapse.

Sister Balloons Also Coming In

March 2010

As our balloon was going through its deflating process, we saw one of the other balloons land. It landed on the ground, passengers got off then the pilot raised it a bit and the passengers and ground crew member guided it onto its trailer. We were SO proud of our pilot Brian!

Every Trip Has a Deflating Portion

March 2010

We all climbed out of the basket and then the full deflation began. All passengers helped to "squish" the air out. No, it wasn't necessary for passengers to help, however, we all wanted to be part of the whole event. It just wouldn't be as much fun, nor would we have truly appreciated the dynamics of balloon fliying had we not participated!

Balloon All "Squished"

March 2010

WHEW! We did it! We got all the air out of the balloon. The next step was to roll it up and get it back into its trailer traveling bag!

YIPPEE! Safely Back on Terra Firma

March 2010

What a fabulous flight! We're safely back on the ground and all our "toys" are packed up and ready to go! If Melbourne wasn't some 30 hours of travel time in each direction, I'd go again tomorrow! NOTE: This photo was taken by Global Ballooning and was on the CD we purchased. At A$35, the CD was expensive, however, the pictures from the day were in "jpg" and not copy protected. There is also a video that was made late last year.

Balloon Chase Vehicles

March 2010

Looking down, we can see our "chase" vehicles, aka ground crew, anxiously anticipating our arrival.

Descending Shadow

March 2010

A very clear shadow of our balloon as we descend.

Our Chase Vehicle Awaits

March 2010

Again, the talent and experience of our pilot Brian showed off!

Celebratory Champagne

March 2010

When we arrived back at Rochford Winery, trays of champagne were awaiting us!

Setting for Our Champagne Breakfast

March 2010

We had several options for breakfast including a "Full Aussie Breakfast."

Full Aussie Breakfast

March 2010

Yep! I chose the "Full Aussie Breakfast"!

April 21st 2009

April 2009

Getting ready to fly

Yarra Valley Balloon Flight

April 2009

Lots of hot air required

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