I managed to get out to the lawns in front of Old Parliament House this morning to watch the balloons.
Due to the weather (low fog and very little wind) it was decided that the balloons weren’t going up today. A few were inflated for the becamera’d masses, including the Kookaburra and the Shamrock, but none lifted off.
Talking to one of the balloon crews, I found that two balloons did in fact take off, despite the conditions. They took off on the opposite side of the lake and were the RAAF balloons. Opinion agreed that they probably did it because they were inexperienced, but undoubtedly got their adrenaline rush.
Did anyone see those two go up?