It's a wonder the stubble didn't damage it, but I guess it's stronger than it looks. Was it a smooth landing? (So sorry about all these questions!)
I like the perspective you took this photo at, it really gives an idea of the size of the balloon.
Very well done with knees like jelly, too!
Best wishes to you,
There were 16 of us (+ the pilot). Us passengers all had to sit down and brace against the sides of the basket before we landed. Excellent pilot and a fabulous trip. I love flying low over the land looking at all the patterns but that was my first balloon (with Elizabeth too).
Thanks so much for all the extra info in your great replies to my comments, William. I just enjoyed looking through all the photos again over a nice cup of coffee..what could be better. What a birthday present, what a friend! I can't help wondering now why it took 11 attempts to get up into the air, but I suppose it must have been the weather..? I should stop asking questions!
It would be quite addictive and I'm guessing that you're planning which future celebrations could also be carried out in a balloon! Very best wishes to you, William, and to your lovely wife, Elizabeth..my 3rd daughter's middle name is Elizabeth - a good name!
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