Where do I begin, hundreds of holiday photos, which ones do I select to go with my blog posts? And you can never do justice to the photos, the experience is something else altogether. You have to be there in person to soak it all in! Let me just dive in and take it from there, yeah? Our first summer getaway was to Loch Awe, which is to the north west of Glasgow, Scotland. It took us a good many hours to get there by car, we made several stops in between. This was my first time to the Scottish Highlands, somehow my visits to Glasgow and Edinburgh in the past seemed pale compared to this wonderful trip.
Loch Awe is the third largest freshwater lake in Scotland, after Loch Ness and Loch Lomond (which we passed by on the way). It is certainly the longest, about 25 miles from top to bottom. We stayed in a forest lodge cabin about 200 yards from Loch Awe. My hubby wanted some peace and quiet, away from everyone and the hustle and bustle of life. We certainly got that there! All we could hear was the pitter patter of the rain, and oh boy, it did rain cats and dogs! We were well prepared however, I’m the sort who’s always checking the weather forecast. A bit obsessed with the weather like the rest of the Brits after living in England for almost 2 decades! I packed all our wellies (Wellington boots) and macs (rain coats), and that’s how we dressed throughout our 1 week stay there. Despite the not so bright weather, we still managed to have a very good time. We went for long walks, nature trails, loch cruise, castle tour, fly fishing and we had cream tea at an old manor hotel. I will try my best to blog about all these experiences!
Although there were about 50 cabins altogether at the site, they were set fairly apart so we hardly saw anyone. The locals were extremely friendly, always with a smile on their faces, ready to greet and assist you. The landscape was breathtaking, I fell in love with it instantly. Mountains, forests, waterfalls, streams, lochs, castles; beautiful countryside all around. To be honest with you, I wouldn’t mind moving there at all. But I shall have to change my blog’s name to ‘Greetings from Scotland’! I was a bit sad to leave Scotland at the end of our stay, but we had our Devon trip to look forward to so it wasn’t too bad. I’ve heard people say, you need another holiday after a holiday. Well, that’s what we did this year! Right, let me share some of my pictures with you now. This shall be my first Scotland series, watch out for my upcoming ones, more to come hopefully!!!