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#6 Hot air balloon ride

Posted by
kiwisa (North Shore, New Zealand) on 19 June 2018 in Sport & Recreation and Portfolio.

Unfortunately we were caught by a gust of wind as we were landing and were dragged 500m across the stony hill. Apart from one lady with a sprained ankle and my mild concussion, we still managed to enjoy a champagne breakfast. Yes, I would do it again.

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS 1/500 second F/4.0 ISO 100 4 mm

yoshimiparis from France

I have had acquaintances who always have their own company with several balloons and pilots. That's why I look and love your photos with passion.
Talented artist photographer and more.

19 Jun 2018 5:04am

@yoshimiparis: Thank you, you are very kind.

Michael Skorulski from Toronto, Canada

That landing must have been "exciting". I like the beauty of the woven basket.

19 Jun 2018 5:18am

@Michael Skorulski: Actually a bit scary but thank goodness no one was hurt.

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Your photo tempts me to return to make a tour in balloon over Sossusvlei. Thank you for these beautiful memories Frances

19 Jun 2018 5:37am

@By Marie: Oh Marie, if you ever get the chance do it. We are going back next year.

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Everything awesome ending sometimes

19 Jun 2018 5:42am

badtgv from provence, France


19 Jun 2018 5:44am

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Ça c'est terminé comme pour moi..... Seulement j'avais le cubitus fêlé, le radius en morceaux et je suis sortie de cet engin avec une trouille incroyable après être passé au dessus d'une ligne électrique. Pas sérieux ces pilotes. !!!....

19 Jun 2018 6:06am

@tataray: Sorry you had such a bad experience. Although we had a crash landing, no one was badly hurt, so we were luckier than you.

Ronnie 2¢ from Atlantic Shores, United Kingdom

Ah, glad to read there were no serious injuries . . but I guess the risk is part of the lure.

19 Jun 2018 6:11am

@Ronnie 2¢: Yes it is, I must admit to being pretty shaken when I came around, but a quick visit to a medic put us all at ease. My camera on the other hand, had half the desert in it - big clean when we got back to the hotel.

Corinne from Sablonnières, France

It must have been exciting but also somewhat scary !

19 Jun 2018 8:00am

@Corinne: Yes exactly.

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

Yeah, exciting and scary !

19 Jun 2018 10:58am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Lovely series. Must have been a great experience

19 Jun 2018 11:52am

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

SOunds a bit scary, I think this captures the spirit of the end of your journey

19 Jun 2018 3:10pm

Martine Libouton from Bousval, Belgium

Un très beau détail !!

19 Jun 2018 3:20pm

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


19 Jun 2018 3:43pm

yo from Ile de France, France

Oups ! Pas très rassurant ! :(

19 Jun 2018 7:23pm

Lewis from Harns, Netherlands

Oh la la, dizzy from the bubbles and bang.

19 Jun 2018 7:26pm

Anna Cherer from LA ROCHELLE, France

it was a great experience and adventure even if the landing was a little difficult but fortunately without gravity ! I like the details of this scene !

20 Jun 2018 5:49am

dobbino from Cape Town, South Africa

Scary stuff - but that's Africa, and one of the things that make it special!

20 Jun 2018 7:31am

omid from mashhad, Iran


20 Jun 2018 3:39pm

Canon PowerShot SX60 HS
1/500 second
ISO 100
4 mm