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Journalist Mal Gill on a high after hot air balloon experience | Farm Weekly

Mal and Naomi Gill (third and fourth left in front) and the other passengers drift over the Central Wheatbelt in a hot-air balloon as the sun comes up. Picture: Liberty Balloon Flights.

I AM not comfortable off the ground.

I joke that I get a nosebleed standing on a chair to change a kitchen light globe, but my joke is not that far from the truth.

If I analyse my fear, it is not height that worries me, but risk of falling with a painful sudden stop at the end, likely accompanied by incapacitation and inconvenience due to broken bones.

So when my wife Naomi announced our sister-in-law had paid…

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