This afternoon we greeted our passengers in the village of Newborough and launched from the well-manicured grass paddocks at Clarkes Garage campsite. A large number of family and friends had arrived to watch their loved ones enjoy the balloon flight. The wind was a very light breeze coming from the northwest. Simply a beautiful balmy autumnal afternoon ideal for hot air ballooning. With great excitement the younger members of our on lookers enthusiastically helped our crew prepare the balloon for flight. We were aloft at 4.10 p.m. amongst excited cheers and shouts. There was plenty to see as we climbed up to 7,000 feet and the wind was gently taking us towards Thorney. The city of Peterborough was in clear view as was Rutland Water and Stamford. Kings Lynn and the Norfolk coast were in view to our east. We start a gentle decent and the lower we fly the wind turns us more towards Wisbech. To our front we could see our retrieve vehicle and crew along with the families who had followed. A low pass so everyone on the ground could get some good photos. The sun was behind us casting artistic shadows of the balloon and trees on the ground below. We continued our flight and landed in a ‘roughly’ ploughed field in the village of Murrow.