The Isle of Wight Flight, April 2012 - Photos taken by Wendy Smith

Paul , Jon , Dave Chant & Adam watching the helium going inland .

The tension mounts , we are going for it , next stop Isle of Wight .

The point of no return - there was silence in the basket .

To the left - Calshot , to the right , Cowes .

Newtown river estuary. The Island narrows sharply at this western end . The sun is shining on the sea both sides of it .

Landfall - exactly on track according to the forecast wind - must be a first .

Down in the sea breeze & heading back to the estuary - time is running out .

The first balloon on the Island since 1997 ( we think ) .Adam on the crown , Dave Sillence & Jon suffering from executive stress .

The carry out . Front- Dave Chant , Jon , a local & Paul . Rear - Dave Sillence , another local & Adam .



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