An early dawn drive out to Strathaven to see the dawn launch of the hot air balloons. What a treat it was seeing them drift off across the landscape as the sun rose.
We arrived at 6:15am and with a quick search set up to watch the balloons fly over us. A great collection of colours and a great atmosphere with kids running around in pyjamas and half awake adults.
It was a ridiculous 6 degrees and our feet got well and truly soaked and frozen. Thankfully some (my mum would be proud of my prep) coffee helped but that soon ran out.
Overall a wonderful time and would highly recommend a trip out to the sleepy town of Strathaven. More info on the festival on their website here.