Well, my day got off to a good start
with an excellent breakfast at Cranston’s in Penrith. This was after a good night’s sleep and an early exit from Patterdale.
Cruising gently northward on the motorway I noticed a green Renault Kangoo racing up behind me and saw it was my friends Pete and Sue, I caught them up and waved; then we had a phone conversation as they were visiting in Glasgow so we agreed meet later.
I carried on through Glasgow and on the new road along Loch Lomond. This is an excellent road but not as close to the water’s edge as the old one so you lose some of the views. I took a detour through Luss to remind me how bad the old road was and to take a picture. Here are the “bonny, bonny banks of Loch Lomond”.
Beyond Tarbet the old road still exists along with its seemingly permanent roadworks, I managed to pull off and take this of a very full mountain stream.
Beyond Bridge of Orchy as you drive towards Rannoch Moor I took this view looking back.
Somewhere down there is a memorial to Peter Fleming, brother of the creator of James Bond, who dropped dead while out shooting.
Coming up to Glencoe I stopped for lunch at the Kings House Hotel and there were deer and pheasants in the car park; this made me feel a bit guilty as yesterday I had enjoyed relatives of both in the same pie! Here are the deer,
with a view of Buchaille Etive Mor in the background.
8 March 2014