We were away fairly early today as we had quite a journey to get to Loch Lomond. We retraced our steps back to Inverness and then down p sat Loch Ness on our way south. It's amazing how much tourism has been generated out of the Loch Ness Monster story, every second hotel and B&B had a Nessie reference and there were lookouts every few minutes. We eventually grabbed one for a spot of lunch, but no sign of Nessie!
The journey South was lovely, full of majestic views of Loch Ness, Lochaber, and many beautiful little villages along the shores. We stopped briefly at Glencoe, a more sobering place, still majestic but not as beautiful and definitely dominated by the story of the Massacre. The hills were covered in an eerie mist which just added to the mood.
Around teatime we arrived at our very modern hotel on the shores of Loch Lomond. The loch is all it is supposed to be, calm, beautiful and slightly mystical. It was a lovely place to spend the night a relief to get a good night's sleep for a change.