Published: September 29th 2008September 29th 2008
Well that was amazing, I had to wait a long time to actually get up in the air (Virgin balloons don’t tell you it’s about a 1 in 6 hit rate- weather depending) but I have finally celebrated my ‘special birthday’. Thanks kids it was well worth it. It’s fantastic how quiet everywhere is at 7am when you are 3000 feet up in the air. I think it was extra special because it was like saying goodbye to England for a while (great to have my dad with us as well) and felt like we could just float onto our next adventure. Who knows maybe I will do it again over the Serengeti , although I do tend to agree with the guy that said why would you want to land in the jungle in a picnic hamper!!!
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