Hot air balloons over Hamilton

Over recent weeks, hot air balloons have flown over our home in the north of Hamilton - lots of aerial activity, in preparation for our big balloon festival.

Over recent weeks, hot air balloons have flown over our home in the north of Hamilton – lots of aerial activity, in preparation for our big balloon festival.

What excitement when we looked out our kitchen window yesterday morning and saw the Remax balloon landing in the park across the road from the houses behind us.

What excitement when we looked out our kitchen window yesterday morning and saw the Remax balloon landing in the park across the road from the houses behind us.

Like many of our neighbours, we dashed round the block to see the action at the park close to hand. Our family from the USA watched on as the crew packed down the balloon.

Like many of our neighbours, we dashed round the block to see the action at the park close to hand. Our family from the USA watched on as the crew packed down the balloon. In the distance, we could see about 11 more balloons coming our way. We hoped some of them would also land at the park.

I thought this balloon was the most likely contender to land nearby.

I thought this balloon was the most likely contender to land nearby.

We watched it sail over neighbouring houses. Iggy ran home for the car and we followed the balloon down nearby streets.

We watched it sail over neighbouring houses. Iggy ran home for the car and we followed the balloon down nearby streets.

We arrived too late for the landing. The hot air balloon had landed in a nearby subdivision.

We arrived too late for the landing. The hot air balloon had landed in a nearby subdivision.

The final word goes to three year-old Ana, who described the flame used to heat the air to give the balloon lift as “dragon’s breath”.

 

 

 

 

 

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4 thoughts on “Hot air balloons over Hamilton

  1. Judith Cartwright says:

    What a magic world we see through the eyes of small children!

  2. The whole hot air balloon event is certainly magical – and the children’s experience was the icing on the cake. Thank you for offering your superb photos of Claw’d the Crab and the fireman Judy. We filled up the post with the local events here in North Hamilton – just one tiny slice of a magical week of ballooning.

  3. […] Thanks to Abuela for some of the photos.¬† You can see more of our hot air balloon odysey¬†at Kiwi Communicator. […]

  4. Iggy says:

    One of these days we will catch a balloon while it is landing!

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