Thursday, 6 September 2012

A Balloon Beside the Seaside

What could be better than a day on the beach in the sunshine? How about a day on the beach and a trip in a giant helium balloon! I was missing Dorset and so decided to briefly return, and this time the seaside destination was Bournemouth. Now Bournemouth may have a reputation for being a bit bland, but don't believe the naysayers. It's a vibrant, fun place to visit, but perhaps the best way to view it is from the air in their iconic tethered balloon.

Deckchair for a giant

Going dizzy!

Tunes from the bandstand

The Union Jack candle display

Up & Away

The park below

The balloon provides 20 mile views of Bournemouth & the English Channel

The Bournemouth Balloon reaches a height of 500ft (not ideal for those with vertigo!)

The view above

Watching from the gondola of the helium balloon

It's landed!

Sadly the icecreams weren't this size!

Bournemouth's pier

Time for some fishing

... Fishing for Ducks

Some friends I met in the Arcade. Cheerful bunch!

I won a prize!

All photographs © Samantha Edgley. All rights reserved

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