The coastline along North West Scotland.
It is my mission in life now to travel around the British Isles.
We've had several holidays in Scotland and have thoroughly
enjoyed the wonderful Scottish hospitality.
The pictures below are taken in The Trossachs National Park
and the stunningly beautiful Loch Lomond.
On this particular trip we travelled further north to a lovely hotel called
The Bridge of Orchy.
which is at the southern tip of Glencoe.
It was a wickedly cold evening so we were glad to settle
in for our overnight stay.
We were welcomed with a tot of Whisky and buttery
This is Loch Lomond,
we drove along the edge of it to reach Glencoe
When supper was ready a Scottish Piper, in full regalia, piped the
guests into the beautiful oak panelled dining room.
Dinner was tantalisingly tasty,
as was the handsome Scots Piper pictured above !
Starting with Loch Fyne Scallops on a bed of delicious Haggis.
The Main course was......
A huge rib of succulent Beef, carved at the table.
We had roasted Tatties and roasted white Turnips.
an assortment of tasty seasonal vegetables and
my favourite part of any hearty roast dinner is the gravy...
one of the finest gravy I have ever tasted!
No room for pudding, just a Drambuie liqueur
and petit fours then we tootled off to bed.
A peat fire welcomed us, burning in the old stone fire place.
I soon snoozed off to sleep,
watching the pretty little purple and red flames dancing
around the fire place.
Next morning, there was a freezing Hoare Frost
encrusting the huge Scots Pine Trees,
standing rigid in the freezing terrain outside.
A hearty breakfast awaited us, porridge and kippers for me
and bacon, sausage, black pudding and eggs.
for himself .
Suitably repleted, we bade our farewells to the most hospitable staff
and moved on to our next destination, Strontian, which is a tiny hamlet
on the edge of Loch Sunart.
Loch Sunart is on The Ardnamurchan Peninsula.
This is a copy of a painting which depicts a rutting Stag, baying for his ladies to follow him to the glen.
We had a similar view from our bedroom to this part of the loch.
Our hotel was The Kilcamb Lodge,
The room was just perfect, about 50 yards from the edge of the loch,
we could hear the water lapping gently over the sandy shore.
Below is the stunning beach, just over the peninsula from the hotel,
it is breathtakingly beautiful.
We managed to sit in the sunshine for a couple of hours
just taking in the beauteous sight before us.
Here lies part of my Theatre of dreams.
I must tell you all that all the above pics are not taken by me but I have been to each place..
on my holiday... particularly the above beach .. Di..xxx
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