Wakey wakey. Woke up at 4:30am.
What for you ask?
No, it wasn’t because there was some special feast.
It was for an early morning balloon ride
But first you have to put the hot air in. No it doesn’t mean that you need to find one of your friends that has that in abundance. Just turn on your handy flame thrower.
Then it will kind of self inflate
And this is what you see from low down
And from the middle
And this is from on high
Its a rather weird experience as you kind of float along and along. Totally silence except when the burner is turned on
Except of course other tourists when you drift too close to another balloon
There are actually 200 flights all at once at 5:30am every day. Unfortunately, it was cloudy on the day that we went up, but still a real experience!
You get a top down view of life
Like little ants scurrying around. Those are actually the chase cars that come to pick you up once you land
And just enjoy the ride
This is one way to see the famous fairy chimneys close up
But one hour later it was all done
So we had to come in to land
And our trusty balloon deflated
It needed some help from the passengers though
In an added bonus, the balloon pilot decided to kidnap the nosiest member of our group. We were all so dismayed that we didn’t do anything but point and laugh.
Bye for now.