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This year, I (Rob) turned 30 and I was lucky enough to receive some lovely presents. One of them was a hot air balloon ride over Cambridgeshire.

First thing’s first – we helped setup the balloon.

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire
Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

It was an nice calm afternoon, perfect for some lazy lofting about in the sky. The prevailing wind would normally drift the balloon toward Cambridge itself to see the colleges, but there was very little breeze at all. It was still very relaxing.

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

The view was great, and it was very interesting seeing historic building from a different vantage.

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

When we descended we skimmed over the tops of trees, a river and even a church.

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

After missing our first landing zone we ended up in the middle of a racecourse. And we had to help deflate and pack up the balloon too, which was fun.

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

All in all it was a lovely afternoon!

Hot Air Ballooning Cambridgeshire

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