Our balloon flight passengers today were all local to west Norfolk so we decided to take off from our base in the village of Wending. The weather has continued to hold and the month of September has provided us with some stunning ballooning. The wind today was a very gentle 5 M.P.H. coming from the west. Once aloft the visibility was good. To our west the wind farm at North Pickenham with its eight 80 metre high turbines gently rotated in the evening breeze. On every flight they do generate a wide range of opinions from our passengers, some love them many do not. However there is no taking the reality away that these eight turbines will generate some 35 million Kwh (Kilo watt hours) annually with just the wind to drive them saving 28,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide being released into the atmosphere, apparently. One of our passengers was extremely knowledgeable, when it came down to reducing our carbon footprints! Any way on and upward. We cross the A47 and head over the village of scarning and south of the busy market town of Dereham. As we pass over the town the busy commuter traffic look chaotic, such a joy to watch in the balloon in peace and calm. After an hour in the air we landed in a stubble field in the village of Mattishall.
Dear Robert and Claire,
Thank you for taking such good care of my husband, you were all so informative and friendly the whole thing was a lot more involved than I first thought. Very interesting, my husband thoroughly enjoyed it.