Monday, March 09, 2015

Canberra Balloon Spectacular 2015

Yesterday we hauled ourselves out of bed early to go and see the annual balloon festival. Us, and several thousand other Canberrans! When we arrived at Old Parliament House, though, we could see quite a lot of trucks with balloon baskets on the back leaving. Uh-oh. Turned out there was insufficient wind to take off from there, and the ones that had sold tickets for flights were off in search of a breeze.

The novelty balloons stayed put, were inflated, and offered 'rides' to young kids while tethered to the ground. I especially liked the Yoda balloon ...

As we were leaving we decided to go and look for the other balloons. We found them, in various stages of inflation and departure and flight, near the Lindsay Pryor Arboretum.

Up, up and AWAY!

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