Glencoe Lochan Lakeside Stroll on 9Jun2017 (Day 1 Fort Williams/Isle of Skye Trip 9-14Jun2017)

carpark @ glencoe lochan

weather is the greatest determinant of a great holiday??

i traveled with 2 RI bros last month on a 9-day driving holiday to Wales (llandudno, conwy, snowdownia, pembrokeshire & cardiff) 30apr-8may2017…and everyday we had glorious sunchine.. 🙂

now in scotland the weather is as wet & damp as we had read about & planned for. the sots were saying – we only noticed the weather when it is sunny, meaning otherwise it is always raining & wet, and rain was what we had throughout our 6 days driving holiday.

we were driving from glasgow to fort williams, having picked up our car at avis glasgow. the journey is 108miles & 2hrs 21mins, so the plan was to stopped at various places along the way to see the scenery & hike if possible.

we knew glen etive is a beautiful drive along a single track road & takes about 2hrs.

we were contemplating if we could hike the lost valley..that is like a 4hr hike.

after glen elective, we stopped at a few places & was at the 3 sisters at 3.20pm, so not quite enough time to hike & it was drizzling/wet..

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

it was too early to go to fort williams as there is little to do there.

so we did the next best thing, and went to glencoe lochan to take a stroll around the small lake.

glencoe lochan is a tract of forest which baron donald alexandra smith transplanted from canada for his homesick wife isabella after they moved here from canada…

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

family of ducks creating a nice wave pattern..

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

it’s a beautiful lake to walk around…

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

it’s lake on one side & wooded foliage on the other..

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

& a wonderful home for the ducks.

glencoe lochan lakeside walk

beautiful creatures….

it’s only a 1/2 hr walk & we were done by around 4.20pm.

next we drove to fort williams & checked in at our b&b. the gantocks.

c.h.e.f andy

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