Beautiful blue skies for our trip up to Loch Lomond. We had planned to stop at Dumbarton Castle, not far out of Glasgow, but a lack of signs had us well past it before we realised we'd missed it. Not to worry, time for morning tea before boarding our cruise on the loch. It was a bit cool out on front of the boat so luckily we'd taken jackets. We were hoping to see some birdlife but only the usual seagulls, ducks and crows.
|Blue skies as we set off on our cruise.|
|The last paddlesteamer on Loch Lomond. Under restoration.|
|One of the fabulous castles around the loch |
- and I guess you can fly in.
|The Loch Lomond golf club - membership is a mere £100,000.|
|And another huge home - not sure if this was the one with 27 bedrooms.|
|This dog was trying to catch swallows.|
|It is obviously summer, and hot (about 22), as there were |
a lot of people sunbaking and swimming.
|Odette likes cruising too. She is a lady of simple pleasures.|
|The town of Luss where the boat turned around.|
|Ben Lomond - qualifies as a mountain being 3000 feet high. |
Not quite the same stature as the French, Swiss or Italian alps.
|Her name is Swift - 11 years old.|
|Loch Katrine. Hard to capture in a photo but steeper and more rugged hills |
than those around Loch Lomond. This also had a more peaceful and remote feel,
being off the major tourist trail.
|The cruise/ferry boat runs from one end of Loch Katrine to the other. |
A lot of backpackers were boarding the ferry after camping at the loch.
|The ferry pier at Stronachlachar, the western end of the loch,|
after the nightmare road.