S: Walk the Winds
BC: Hot Air Balloon Ride July 17, 2012
FC: TAKE TO THE SKIES
1: Sundance Balloons
5: The balloon inflating, slowly getting bigger and bigger...
7: And then
8: Up in the Air!
9: This is where we lifted off | La Barriere Park, just south of Winnipeg
12: Chase Van chasing us :D
14: The burners at rest
15: The burners aflame
18: We flew south-east of Winnipeg approximately 28km as the balloon flies. It took about an hour and a quarter to fly that far. At times we just barely skimmed over fields and other times we soared at 1500ft in the air.
20: This is the view from where I was at landing. Upside-down.
21: This is how we landed. It was a rough landing because the wind picked up right when we were going down. So we ended up tipped over in a ditch. | Mark and I were here, facing up, with our backs to the ground.
22: The Journey Ends
23: At the end of the flight we celebrate with a champagne toast - a tradition that goes back to the very first balloon flight in the 1700's