A pair of hot air balloons – 1 in the shape of a grenade – caught the attention of Islanders in the Newport area earlier this morning (Friday).
The balloons took off from Robin Hill at around 06:30 ahead of this Bank Holiday Weekend’s Sky High Night Glow event, which takes place from 17:00-22:00 between Saturday 29th and Monday 31st May.
Unlike in previous years, the weather looks spot-on for the long weekend. To make the most of this calm weather, 2 crews set off on an early morning flight around Newport, flying low across Pan and central parts of the town.
Island Echo readers captured several photos of the balloons as they passed overhead…
You can find out more about Sky High by visiting https://robin-hill.com/sky-high-night-glow/.