A Balloon Ride, October 25th 2016

Tissington, 07.30


Not refugees!

Ready to inflate

08.15. Ready to heat - but with fog closing in

Postponed: Tissington Church

Tissington Hall

12.30: Restart: balloon turned and ready to inflate

Inflating with cold air

Heating the air; basket on its side

Ready to board

13.10: Up, up & away.
Our crewman with the jeep & trailer

Graham Dorrell, our pilot

Tissington Hall

Over the hill, near Banton Grange Farm

Over Dove Dale
The sun fully out!

The party in the air
Photo: Graham Dorrell

Photo: Graham Dorrell

Photo: Graham Dorrell

Photo: Graham Dorrell

Photo: Graham Dorrell

Over Dove Dale
Photo: Graham Dorrell

Approaching Alstonefield over Mill Dale

Looking back down Dove Dale

Alstonefield Church

Belted Galloways


Our crewman, overtaking us

Enjoying the calm

Approaching the Manifold
Photo: Graham Dorrell

Hulme End; the station and engine shed of the former Manifold Valley Railway

14.15: Landing

Landed, with us in the upper compartment
Photo: Graham Dorrell

Ready to be folded up



Our Balloon, back on its trailer waiting for the next outing

Tissington: champagne for the celebration

16.00:Our Crewman and Graham, our pilot

Two companions, just engaged!

The route

Our certificates

Over Tissington: a rival balloon on an evening flight.
what we must have looked like from the ground

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