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Day Tripping (7) – Loch Lomond from Balloch

Posted by Jackie on March 22, 2009

10 Balloch

This is the southern end of Loch Lomond, taken from Balloch which is right on the southern tip.

I’m down south for a couple of days, catching up with some London haunts and then a study day. Back soon to respond to comments and stuff 🙂

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Day Tripping (6) – Luss

Posted by Jackie on March 21, 2009

08 Luss

Yesterday’s photo was taken near the little village of Luss. Luss is on the bank of Loch Lomond, and is the setting for the 1980s Scottish soap opera “Take the High Road”. It reminded me of a model village which had been enlarged to almost life-size – the village was pretty much rebuilt in the 1800s by the Colquhouns (the local landowning family) to house the workers for the nearby slate quarries (which are no longer in use). You can see Loch Lomond in the background here.

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Day Tripping (5) – Loch Lomond with rainbow

Posted by Jackie on March 20, 2009

01 Loch Lomond

This is from a little way up the western side of Loch Lomond, taken in autumn a few years ago. The rainbow was so close I almost felt I could reach out and touch it!

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Day Tripping (4) – Loch Lomond

Posted by Jackie on March 19, 2009

Loch Lomond 3 June 2006 001

North of Glasgow, a pretty short drive away, is Loch Lomond and the Trossachs National Park. The loch was created around 10,000 years ago by glaciers heading south during the last Ice Age. The mountain in the distance is Ben Lomond (I think – no doubt someone will correct me if I’m wrong, but I’m pretty sure I’m not this time!). Ben Lomond is Scotland’s most southerly Munro, which is the name given to all of Scotland’s mountains over 3,000 feet high. Munro-bagging is a popular pastime, it’s the term given to attempts to climb as many Munros as possible. I must admit I’ve never bagged a single one – I love walking outdoors, but don’t really do uphill!!

This picture was taken in June 2006. It was gloriously sunny and warm, but unfortunately for me the midgies were out in force that day – I got bitten to bits! Tomorrow I’ll show you another view of the loch from a different time of year (with different weather, and thankfully no beasties).

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