01 July, 2008
red balloon #64
Released: 7th July 2008, Fitzroy, Vic, Australia
Sighted: 10th July 2008, Lawrence, Central Otago, NZ
"Balloon flew over from the East into Lawrence. Thought with the low sun that it was a red hottie on out-of-the-sun flight path, following reports of heavy overnight frosts, but no, definitely a balloon. Did get a picture at bottom of the page on my email, but no number evident anywhere. Probably froze off somewhere around the Manuka Gorge and dropped to ground unnoticed by all except puzzled possums. Trace of red last seen disappearing (numberless) towards Alexandra, North North East."