After an arduous journey north, over the borders into Scotland.
We Travelled through the very busy City of Glasgow, we were so tired that we decided to have a stop over at Loch Lomond which was a short drive away.
|Main street in Glasgow
O ye'll Take the high road and I'll Take the low road And I'll be in Scotland afore ye,
(Low road) view of(Paddle Steamer on the loch.
|(High Road) view overlooking the loch.
After a hearty Scottish breakfast of Bacon and eggs for Dearest and Kippers for me......It was Oh so TASTY ! We TOOTLED around the loch
on the paddle steamer then stopped on shore to look around the gift shops.
Barbour gents waxed jacket
As the weather was getting rather cold we decided to buy some warm clothing to keep us warm.
|Barbour ladies wax jacket.
We were so glad to have the jackets as the weather dropped 10 degrees as we travelled North to The Bridge of Orchy Hotel, a favourite amongst climbers and walkers, and tourists alike. Our new warm winter jackets were a good investment because it really was cold. They were rather expensive but justified the cost and we still have them to this day.
Bridge of Orchy Hotel.
Glorious setting with the river burbling under the bridge,
TRAVELLING West we arrived at Glencoe which was the scene of the infamous battle of Glencoe between the Campbells' and MacDonald Clans. There had been an on-going feud between the clans right down the centuries cumulating in a TREACHEROUS massacre in which 40 MacDonalds' were killed.
The glen looks so peaceful now after such heinous crimes were committed all those years ago.
It happened that 130 soldiers were given quarters in the MacDonalds homes in Glencoe for TEN days.
|Scottish Piper in the glen.