Two road trips in one weekend?!? Cos that’s how I roll…. Honestly it’s been such beautiful weather this weekend that I couldn’t resist it.
Claire was off today too so came with me in the Loch Lomond adventure.
I didn’t go to the Farm this morning as we were late to bed. Of course I was wide awake at 6.05am….. should have just gone. Craig and I had coffee out in the white and frosty garden before Claire and I left at 10am.
We headed for Rowardennan on the east shore of Loch Lomond. It was freezing cold and partly cloudy when we got there and pretty chilly when we got there.
This is the car park you would use to climb Ben Lomond. It’s the end of the road.
Lovely view right up Loch Lomond.
This photo made us giggle so much as Claire sat so perfectly on the bench!
The water is so crystal clear. It was beautiful.
We headed back down the road to Balmaha and had lunch in St Mocha.
What an a amazing coffee shop! Honestly the food was sooooo good.
I had a haggis, cheese and chutney toastie it was super tasty. The oat latte was one of the best I’ve ever had.
The interior of the café is so rustic it’s lovely, light shades are colanders. So simple but effective!
Claire then bought us some cakes to take away! More about them later!
Right next to the cafe, shop and restaurant there’s a lovely wee memorial garden dedicated to Tom Weir the famous Scottish climber, author and broadcaster… he presented Weir’s Way.
Balmaha bay isn’t the prettiest but it was lovely to watch the ducks and the swans!
Check the colours on this duck…. Wow!
Actually the bay looks really good in these pics…. Just had to look past some long grasses and some rubbish….
Then on to Milarrochy Bay and to see the famous tree!
It’s such a beautiful place. it was so special today as it was so very still when we got there.
I wanted another arty shot of the bobble hat!
It was so calm… the wind dropped and the Loch was so clear. It was hard to tell where the sky stopped and the Loch started!
We got the deckchairs and crotchet blanket out the van and took a walk round the bay.
We parked ourselves here.
We had our cake!
The view just kept on coming…..
Then as the sun starts to come out it feels much warmer…. Then the breeze picks up… the water starts to ripple very gently… you can see it coming across the water.
Now almost at the shore.
And now its beautiful but freezing!!!
Toooooo cold!!! Back on the road again….
This time to Helensburgh for sunset and a wee bag of chips!
We were too cold after about 5 minutes that we ended up back in the van!
What a perfect end to a perfect day. Great company and a great wee road trip for the day.
We are so blessed to have all of this on our doorstep.
Back to work tomorrow. The weather is due to turn. Here comes second winter….. 🤣
Stay safe everyone ☀️☀️☀️