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Photo-a-Day  (Wednesday, 17th February, 2016)

Balloon


Balloon
Hot air balloon taking off at Wrightington.

Photo: Rev David Long  (Sony SLT-A65V)
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Comment by: Ken R on 17th February 2016 at 01:03

Nice pic. Up,Up,and away

Comment by: Rev David Long on 17th February 2016 at 08:40

In case you're wondering when we've had weather fit for ballooning - this pic has been stuck in the ether since I took it at the end of September.
I was hoping the winds would carry it southwards so I could snap it over the Billinge ridge, but it soon drifted off out of sight towards Chorley.

Comment by: kath on 17th February 2016 at 08:42

I remember some years ago watching when a hot air balloon came down in the valley at Bottling Wood

Comment by: Johnny on 17th February 2016 at 09:19

Great pic!
As KenR says
Up,up and away in my beautiful ballon...
Looks like a drone or UFO to the right of pic...
Never been in a balloon, have to make do with the hot air generated sometimes on P-A-D :-)

Comment by: Vb on 17th February 2016 at 11:18

There's probably two pensioners in that hot-air-balloon enjoying the peace and tranquillity! Fulfilling a bucket list wish???

Comment by: Alan H on 17th February 2016 at 11:34

It must be a microlight on the right of the pic.

Comment by: owd bob on 17th February 2016 at 13:04

Quite expensive them baloons, must be something to do with inflation !

Comment by: Jinksi on 17th February 2016 at 13:16

Wife and Kid's paid for me to do a Parachute Jump for my 60th and a trip in a Hot Air Balloon 65th birthday's.Enjoyed both but once was enough.

Comment by: britboy on 17th February 2016 at 13:25

Looks like a microlight seagull on the right of the pic

Comment by: Linda massa on 17th February 2016 at 15:54

Went up in a hot air balloon eight years ago most fantastic experience.

Comment by: Ken R on 17th February 2016 at 17:08

I agree Britboy.

Comment by: Mr T on 17th February 2016 at 19:32

Friends had bought tickets for a balloon ride a couple of years back and the company kept cancelling through weather conditions, any wind is enough to ground balloons, thats why not many seen flying in UK except Summer, then only a few.

Comment by: peebee on 17th February 2016 at 21:09

if you get a chance to go for a flight in one don't refuse, it's the experience of a lifetime.

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