FrühstückMay 16, 2019 in the United Kingdom ⋅ ⛅ 13 °C
Kleine Frühstückspause in Luss.
Kleine Frühstückspause in Luss.
An action packed day. Up very early as had to pack up and leave for the drive down the side of Loch Ness and over to Fort William which was about 2 hours. Once there we caught the Harry Potter steam train for Mallaig at 10 15. Everyone boarding was excited and the train was full. The trip to Malaig was 2 hours and just so relaxing and full of atmosphere, mainly steam! The line travelled along the coast, through bush and around lochs. The highlight was going over the Glenfinnan Viaduct from the movie, although tricky to get a good photo as everyone trying to do the same. We left the train in Mallaig for a lovely lunch in typical Scottish hotel before wandering around the village and fishing wharf. Got back on the train at 2 10 for the return journey. Our trip was made even more pleasant by the young couple sitting opposite who were from Austria and on their honey moon. They spoke excellent English and were very interesting to chat to especially as the girl had been a Bosnian refugee as a child. She had a fascinating life story. We arrived back at Fort William for our two hour trip to Luss at the bottom of Loch Lomond. The journey began with the most beautiful views as we headed up over the highlands. There were many lochs, waterfalls and interesting road features. However a road accident meant a diversion and very frustratingly our 2 hour journey became 4 hours so arrived in Luss tired and hungry at 8. On the plus side we saw many beautiful sights including gorgeous farmland and villages we would not have otherwise seen. In the dark Luss which is rated as the most beautiful village in Scotland seems to be in the middle of a forest but right beside the lake. On finally finding our accommodation which is a cabin right beside the lake we wandered 500 metres up the road to a beautiful big Scottish hotel for dinner. It was basically empty but we had the undivided attention of 4 lovely staff and a beautiful meal. It finished with a mini whiskey tasting (just to say we had had some) given to us by a nice young guy who knew so much about it. Can’t wait to explore here tomorrow as even in the dark we could tell that Luss is stunning.Read more
Rain again today. At breakfast we were attended again by the most delightful waitress, Eilia, who has a major in the Gallic language. At 8:15 am we are on the way to Loch Lomond, the Bridge of Doon (Brigadoon) and Robert Burns's birthplace in Alloway. Then we will take the ferry to Belfast. At 9:05 am got a quick photo of Inverary Castle, a nineteenth century reconstruction, the home of the Duke of Argyle. At 9:45 photo of Loch Lomond. At 10:45 am we had 45-minute stop at Luss, where we made a Limerick:
There was a young lassie from Luss
With hydrangeas as big as a bus
She adored each begonia
Growing in Caledonia
And the prizes she won were a plus.Read more
Layby Loch Lomond
Mardi, 26 juillet 2016
Culzean Castle nous attend ce matin. Nous sommes les premiers visiteurs ce matin et profitons ainsi du calme avant l'arrivée des autocars. Les jardins, le château superbement restauré et meublé, l'orangerie et le parc nous occupent un bon moment. Nous poursuivons notre route le long de la côte jusqu'à Glasgow, ville que nous ne visitons pas cette fois. Nous visons le Loch Lomond pour notre prochaine nuit. Notre camping bien occupé, se trouve à Luss, village que nous explorons sans tarder. Cette petite ballade nous montre le "most lovely" village écossais, comme il se nomme non sans prétention, ses petites maisons avec jardins, sa plage et son église. Heureusement qu'on nous sert au Village Rest sans sourciller un lunch à 16h, c'est copieux et très bon. Nous avons une superbe place au camping, directement au bord du Loch Lomond, juste dommage que la petite pluie qui s'est installée en fin d'après-midi, nous empêche de profiter du plein air.Read more
The village of Luss is our second stop as we head south before heading off to Edinburgh. Don’t use the Ice Cream van as I am certain the owner is related to Dick Turpin.
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