24.05.2015 - 24.05.2015
1650 miles under our belt and we've just left Balloch, heading for Fort William.
You will have noticed, maybe, we did not do our blog last night. Eurovision final took its place! And may we say .. bit disappointing this year. Nowhere near as much to crack up laughing at..or maybe we were tired from our 6 hours driving to Loch look and snow spy.
If you look on a map of the Loch Lomond area you will see each mountain greets or overlaps the next and last and the base has one water feature, loch, river or soggy mud patch (I trod in one oooo) giving way to the next. The roads were either up or down, it's rare to see flat and straight. They loop through the area as spaghetti would in a bowl. So no two views are the same. Even if you look at the same location at different times of the day it looks completely different. No matter how many clouds I see resting on top of peaks it still captures my attention. My dad would love the sight too. He in fact would love the drive, mum on the other hand would be glad to meet us at the next tea rooms and miss the roads in between. Despite Barry (our IT disappointment in the form of a wireless harddrive ) having deserted us, we are still taking millions of photos. Weve overcome that drama by buying more storage cards for the cameras.Bloody Barry! Our GPS, now fondly referred to as Freddy, is proving to be very helpful. Rob continues to learn new tricks on him and he has not been spoken to sternly for a number of days now.
We took a bit of an afternoon explore along the back of the property we were staying in to see if we could see the rear of the old youth hostel, now privately owned. Sadly the whole area was fenced off so other than doing handstands and jumping mud squelshes trying to photograph robins and swallows, we had no luck. Success though, muddy shoes aside, neither of us got too muddy!
Next stop is Fort William.