This hot air balloon trip over Norfolk took place from Mattishall golf club. With clear skies and glorious sunshine we knew this evening would be ideal for our flight. I big thank you to Carol who looks after the course and is so obliging to our needs. The fairway on the seventh has been closed down for our launch and we soon start to attract a great deal of attention from golfers and local residents alike. We launch gracefully at 7.00 p.m. to the cheers and waves of excited family members and children.
We ascended up to 4,000 feet riding a very gentle wind coming from the North West. The whole of the county was in view from the wash all the way to Sizewell on the Suffolk coastline. We slowly passed over barnham broom and Kimberly then started to descend once in open countryside. As with all balloon norfolk flights a camera is an essential to be able to capture these unique views. The pilot is always able to explain in detail where towns and villages are situated also having extensive local knowledge always adds to an interesting and informed flight. We were now drifting across the tree canopies and open fields. The balloon landed adjacent to the town of Wymondham in a fallow field