Friday, April 10, 2009
One of our friends, Abraham, bought us a balloon ride over Hamilton. We set off at 0600 and met the other ballooners at The Lake. It took about an hour to get the balloon set up and inflated. We then took a lovely trip across Hamilton's western suburbs and farmland towards Mt Pirongia, finally landing just short of the foot hills. It was very peaceful and quiet up there (the occasional blast from the butane excepted).
Our friends Timothy and Stephen had come up from Havelock North for our land warming, so they 'chased' the balloon in their 4x4 and took some of the photos.