2014-03-15 Hot Air Ballooning Over Martinborough with Kiwi Balloon Company.

Saturday morning of the Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta and the balloons retuned to Martinborough for the first time in many years… while the weather wasn’t optimal for ballooning it was good enough (and much better than forecast) for 22 out of 23 balloons to lift off and enjoy views of the vineyards below. A good crowd of locals turned out to see it all unfold and were rewarded with some low flying over the town. I was fortunate to have a ride in the Hamilton ZK-UPP balloon flown by Kiwi Balloon Company’s Mark Brown. There were five other passengers along with fellow photographer Mike Heydon aboard and we had a great ride drifting south west of the town. I’ve put a commentary with each photo so am inviting you to scroll through them and take an imaginary voyage!!

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2014-03-14 Wairarapa Balloon Fiesta.

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It is the time of the year when hot air balloons fill the air over the Wairarapa… With over 20 balloons and two special shapes this year is looking awesome….. Day one was amazing with 22 balloons in the air … Continue reading

2014-02-15 Masterton A+P Show…. fun

Here’s some pics from the show…. enjoy!!

2012-02-15 Masterton A+P Show – Gate to Plate ….

 

The Masterton A+P Society ran for the second year a gate to plate competition where lamb is judged from well gate to plate.  I was at the show grounds on the day of the cooking section and final judging. What a great event, well supported and I think likely to grow and grow… like lambs do!! Top marks to all r=the organisers, farmers, restaurants and others wo made it all happen!!

2013-12 December delights

Here is last of the best of each month for 2013 – December’s delights…….. thanks for viewing, do like them and follow the blog for updates……. safe journey!