I was so lucky to have been bought a helicopter tour of Melbourne as a leaving gift from my old work colleagues in the UK, it was such an amazing present and is typical of the people they are, to have thought of something so different and exciting to do.
Cathryn and I had been looking forward to our flight for weeks and weeks so when the day finally came we were like kids on Christmas morning! I can't properly describe what an amazing experience it was, the sensation was like nothing I've felt before, a mixture of flying in a small plane and sailing in a small boat is the only way I can put it!
The view from the sky was amazing. Melbourne is very flat and spread out so we were able to see for miles and miles and our Pilot, Guy was very good at pointing out the different suburbs and landmarks and helping you keep your bearings. We got to fly right over the high speed chicane of the Albert Park Grand Prix circuit, the tennis courts of Rod Laver Arena, the MCG (Melbourne Cricket Ground), as well as Flinders Street and Federation Square.
To top it all off we took the flight on my birthday weekend, what a great way to start a cracking couple of days!