Our hot air balloon ride today took place from our base at Wendling. Our passengers were local and this seemed like the most convenient place to assemble. The wind was a gentle westerly with good visibility and UN broken skies. The balloon was airborne at 17.00 hrs and we climbed out to 3,500 feet. The coast was in clear view from Kings Lynn and the wash to Braydon Water and Great Yarmouth. At either end of the county we could see the sugar beet factories at Wissington in west and Cantley to the east. Quite a view all of Norfolk in fact all 2,000 square miles, it does not get much better than this. We gently pass over the market town of Dereham and start our descent. The stunning Elizabethan Manor of Frog Hall come into view with its beautiful gardens and moat. No time to pop in Simon Danns excellent ice cream parlour at North Tuddenham, which is now 1,500 feet beneath us, made from is own dairy cows on the farm, excellent stuff. With the livestock behind us we finally descend and land on the parish boundary of Lyng. We have soon packed the balloon away and celebrate our balloon ride adventure with a class of chilled champagne.