Our Peterborough hot air balloon flight this evening launched from the Ken Stimpson playing field behind Werrington Sports Centre. With not a cloud in the sky we ascended at 19.40 hrs and gently climbed up to 3,000 feet. Our overall heading was towards the town of Spalding. The visibility was good as we looked back across the city we could see the cathedral Ferry Meadows and Milton Park. Rutland Water was clearly in view as the water shimmered in the evening’s sunshine. As our eyes move across the skyline the busy market town of Stamford is easily viewed from he balloon basket. As we gain more height we can see across the wash with the Norfolk coastline running up to Hunstanton. The towns of Wisbech, March and Kings Lynn are clearly visible. The wind is coming from the south west at a very gentle 10 mph and appears to be getting a little slower, so we start our descent. We are soon down at 100 feet gently drifting over the fields. At this height the wind has dropped out to 5 mph. We continue on and over the village of Deeping St Nicholas eventually landing in a fallow field adjacent to the Spalding road. The hot air balloon was quickly packed up and we toasted our flight watching a stunning Lincolnshire sunset.
Thank you for my fathers balloon flight from Peterborough on Wednesday it was a wonderful experience. The children absolutely loved helping your crew and following the hot air balloon it was a great way involving everyone. Thank you all