Back in October 2013, Kitt & I went to the Hunter Valley Balloon Fiesta north of Sydney where I flew VH-BRR (a Kavanagh E-120) and we got to experience the food, beers & views of the Hunter region.As you might expect, I wrote an article about the experience and it was published in Volume 36, Issue 1 of Aeronotes, the official journal of the Australian Ballooning Federation.
I’ve posted a copy of the article, A Newbie Experiences the Hunter Valley Fiesta, on this site along with a few more of the photos that my lovely wife Kitt took while we were there.
If you ever get the chance to visit the Hunter, I highly recommend it for the local produce markets, restaurants & a few good beers (yes, there’s wines there, but with a Tunnel of Beer just outside Cessnock, well, why bother with wine??? :) ). If you’re there at the time of the Fiesta, the morning skies will be filled with balloons (on a good day :) ) and you should really get up early and go for a flight. The views are well worth it.