Our Year Abroad travel blog

Our lunch view

Our car

Looking at the scenery while eating lunch

Some sheep on the road

Our car again

A waterfall we stumbled across

A waterfall we stumbled across

Craig and the waterfall

View from the side of a road

View from the side of a road

Balloch - The town we stayed for the night

Courtney behind a tree

Courtney enjoy the falling leaves

View from Balloch with some people in the way

View at Luss the next morning

Some Loch side cabins in Luss

Cabins in Luss

Rock sheep

More falls

More falls

Bit eerie

Stopped off in Cramond on the way back, these pillars were underwater...

Cramond - low tide

Cramond - low tide

Craig in Cramond

An island off Cramond, this was inaccessible when Courtney went last week.


Our first trip out of Edinburgh - 1st and 2nd of October.

We woke up early and picked the car up then headed North across the Forth Road bridge and through small country towns. About mid morning we changed direction and headed West to the Trossachs National Park and Loch Lomond avoiding the big towns, we tried to see the Deil's Caldron (waterfall) but it was way too wet and muddy. We will have to go back when we have the proper shoes and jackets. We stopped at the Lade Inn in Kilmahog and had a massive lunch, Courtney needed a bit of a nap afterwards.

It rained for most of the day so we couldn't do much but drive, the scenery was amazing despite the heavy fog. We stayed the night at a B&B called Woodvale in Balloch, a small town at the southern point of Loch Lomond. We went for a walk the Balloch Castle and then along the Loch back into town.

We had a light dinner at Balloch House before heading to the Laddie Inn for some drinks, first time we had ever seen wine on tap! We weren't game enough to try it.

The next morning we had a tradditional Scottish breakfast at the B&B complete with tatties (potato pancake), it was very nice and very filling. We then headed north through a very small town called Luss, it was a very nice place with flowers everywhere around the cottages. We drove along a very small road along Loch Tay which was really pretty, we will be going back there at some stage.

We headed back to Edinburgh sticking to the back roads rather than the big busy highways, drove passed Glen Eagles Golf Course on the way. Before we returned the car to the airport we drove to Cramond, Courtney had been here during the week and when we arrived it was completely different! The tide was very far out and it was possible to walk out to the island just off the coast, previously the big pillars visible in our pictures had been almost underwater.

Caught the wrong bus from the airport because Courtney was being a tight ass and ended up having to walk miles! Not what we felt like after a tiring weekend. It was good to be back in our little subterranean abode.



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