Take off
3 September 2020    Goreme, Turkey 
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Take off   
3 September 2020    Goreme, Turkey   
 
 
 
 

The balloon people start work at sunrise. They drove us out of town, to a place where the breeze would carry us across town allowing us to make land in an open field on the other side of Goreme. They were fast; they pulled the basket off the trailer, laid it on its side, then filled it with hot air.

 
 
 
 
A Butterfly balloon
     
 
 
 
A Butterfly balloon
     
 
 
 
A Butterfly balloon
     
 
 
Filling up the balloon
     
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon
     
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon
     
 
 
Filling up the balloon
     
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon
     
 
 
 
Filling up the balloon
     
 
 
Straightening up
     
 
 
 
Straightening up
     
 
 
 
Straightening up
     
 
 
Our pilot
     
Once the balloon is righted we climb aboard. And by climb I mean climb.
 
 
 
Our pilot
     
Once the balloon is righted we climb aboard. And by climb I mean climb.
 
 
 
Our pilot
     
Once the balloon is righted we climb aboard. And by climb I mean climb.
 
 
The flame
     
 
 
 
The flame
     
 
 
 
The flame
     
 
 
Attentive fellow passengers
     
 
 
 
Attentive fellow passengers
     
 
 
 
Attentive fellow passengers
     
 
 
Controls for the gas jets
     
 
 
 
Controls for the gas jets
     
 
 
 
Controls for the gas jets
     
 
 
Ready for take off
     
This is our companion Butterfly balloon which took off shortly after we did.
 
 
 
Ready for take off
     
This is our companion Butterfly balloon which took off shortly after we did.
 
 
 
Ready for take off
     
This is our companion Butterfly balloon which took off shortly after we did.
 
 
Take off
     

To be continued.
 
 
 
Take off
     

To be continued.
 
 
 
Take off
     

To be continued.