03 September 2006

Time for a Change

I've decided to change my blog to something different, as now I am posting to you from my brand new computer. I was getting fed up with looking at pink all the time!

Well, my trip to Loch Lomond was amazing - I think I need another holiday to get over it! The weather was fantastic and the places we saw were fantastic as well. We stayed in Tarbet, which is the main of 3 other villages around Loch Lomond. The gaelic word for Tarbet is 'Tairbeart' meaning isthmus or, literally, "draw-boat". Loch Lomond at Tarbet is a mile and a half from a sea loch, Loch Long, at Arrochar (Arrochar is the next village, approximately 2 miles away). There is a valley that connects them, which is low lying and was long used as a portage route for boats. Also in 1263, Viking raiders sailed their longships between the two to allow them to do their plundering and pillaging along the shores of Loch Lomond.

A lovely pic of Loch Lomond. This was taken the next day after we arrived. The mountain you see behind the Loch is Ben Lomond, which in Gaelic means 'Beacon Mountain'

...and this is Loch Lomond to the right of the previous picture. This is where all the little boat tours leave from.

This is the Tarbet Hotel. It was a lovely little place to stay, but it's not exactly modern in decor. It didn't matter to me - it would have looked a bit strange to see modern furniture in a place as old as this.

That's about it for the moment. I have more piccies to show you in relation to our trip to Stirling Castle, Inverary, Fort William and Oban, but I shall post them later on this week, as good old Blogger is deciding to sulk. Back to work tomorrow (groan) - oh deep joy!

Until next time :)


Lili said...

Lovely pics, Heidi! Thanks for sharing!
AND lots of hugs!
Lili Angel x x x

catandturtle said...

I am glad you had a terrific time. I so want to visit Scotland, it is one of my dreams. I can't wait to see your pics of Stirling Castle. Aren't castles the coolest? Ann.

Heather said...

Looks like you had a fantastic time and the weather looks great.

Despite my family being Scottish (my parents moved to London in '67) and a lot of my family still there, Loch Lomond is one place I've never been. Mind you it took me 30 years to get Mum to take me to where she used to play on the banks of the Clyde and that was 3 years ago, perhaps Loch Lomond will come sometime soon!!!!

Singular Stitches said...

Your holiday sounded fabulous!! I *love* the pictures!! (We started watching Monarch of the Glen maybe last summer and just loved the scenery!) What a gorgeous hotel!