Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

My one and only balloon trip was over the vineyards of Rioja and the town of Lograno in Northern Spain.  It was both exhilarating and exciting but I’m not sure I would do it again!  It was dark when we got to the spot and dawn was just breaking when we took off – it was magical, wonderful, and a time I shall always remember.

Here are a few photographs of the Ascent.

I apologise to the readers, I cannot get rid of the white space between two of the photographs.  I shall have to work on this and try and re-edit.

Righting the Balloon for Liftoff
Righting the Balloon for Takeoff


It's Scary when the Flame goes Whoosh
It’s scary when the flame goes Whoosh (Is she praying, by the way?)





The champagne made it so much easier!







Dawn breaks as we takeoff





High Above the Clouds over Rioja
High above the clouds in a silent world
The Vineyards of Rioja viewed from above
Rioja’s vineyards from the balloon




2 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Ascend

  1. One year, I bought John a voucher for a balloon trip for his birthday. I think we finally ascended close to his birthday two years later! The weather always seemed to be against us. He got the champagne – as it was his birthday treat I had to drive to and from the site. It was an enjoyable experience though.


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