Loch Lomond

Loch Lomand

Loch Lomand

The second day we set off to explore more of Loch Lomand..  This loch is one of the largest Fresh Water lochs in Scotland and is around 25 miles long  around 39 Km.  There are numerous small islands too within the Loch itself I believe our guide on the boat said around 30 . Loch Lomond and Trossachs area of Scotland was awarded National Park status in July 2002. And you can see why this beautiful land needs to be preserved in its natural state.

All aboard

All aboard

There was no better way to explore the length of Loch Lomand other than an hour long excursion on a cruise boat.  So off we sailed and below are the views we saw along the way.

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This wonderful house is called Cameron House

Loch Lomand Cameron House

In front of it sat a small sea plane, which we saw take off, if you click the link on Cameron House you will find out more about this House which eventually was bought and turned into a luxurious Hotel.

Sea Plane in front of Cameron House Hotel

Sea Plane in front of Cameron House Hotel

Sea Plane in flight

Sea Plane in flight

Further along in our cruise we passed the Maid of the Loch moored up to the Key-side. 

The Maid of the Loch

The Maid of the Loch

This is the last paddle steamer built in Britain. Once upon a time Paddle steamers would be on the loch dating back to 1818.  This one was loving restored. It is now open to the public as a venue in which weddings can take place and a Tea-room where visitors can have refreshments.  She officially was placed on the UK “Designated Vessels List” which recognises vessels of “Substantial Heritage Merit with Local and regional significance.

After our cruise we walked through a large shopping area and walked to the edge of the loch where the Maid of the Loch was moored up.  

Edge of Loch Lomand and the Maid of the Loch Paddle Steamer

Edge of Loch Lomand and the ‘Maid of the Loch’ Paddle Steamer

You can see in the space of that couple of hours how the sky began to clear and it was beautifully Sunny for the rest of the day. This was how each day was while we were in Scotland. Beginning with cloudy mornings which by midday the Sun was shining through. 

Maid of the Loch

Maid of the Loch

We sat here many a while soaking up the Sun and the view.

We sat here many a while soaking up the Sun and the view.

We watched a family use their own peddle power out into the loch on this beautiful day.

We watched a family under their own steam row out into the loch on this beautiful day.

And enjoyed watching the gulls sunny themselves too in the shallows.

And enjoyed watching the gulls enjoying the Sun in the shallows.

I hope you enjoyed this tranquil journey as much as we did. Next time will be the Ferry ride out from Oban to the Isle of Mull and what a beautiful calm day that was , and the views not to be missed. 

Have a wonderful week, I am still in the process of catching up with you all so hope to see you all soon. 

Love and Blessings 

~Sue~ 

Source Credits:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Loch_Lomond

http://www.maidoftheloch.org/about/steamship/

110 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Val Boyko
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:15:23

    How I love those Bonnie Bonnie banks Sue! Thank you for sharing the images and some of the loch’s story 💛

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  2. morristownmemos by Ronnie Hammer
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:16:11

    Sue, what a beautiful place. I wish you a continued wonderful trip. It looks as if you are experiencing good weather. When we were is Scotland it rained all the time.Enjoy!

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  3. Erika Kind
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:16:37

    What a beautiful area! That Loch is longer than our country (25 km)!

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  4. Eddie Two Hawks
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:17:29

    Fresh water, fresh sites, and fresh sounds all contribute to a new outlook on life. Wonderful photos and thrilling descriptions Sue. it’s a lovely day

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  5. Visionkeeper
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:34:56

    Such a beautiful place, raw and seemingly untouched in many ways. I hope the world wakes up soon to the beauty we live in. So much of the world seems oblivious as they stay buried in distractions, stay glued to their keyboards or they just refuse to instigate change within themselves and gain new perspectives . So much to do, so little time. Thank you for sharing DW…Nothing like a Sunday road trip to Scotland! Sending hugs your way…Much love…VK❤

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  6. inavukic
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:52:32

    Cameron house looks like a house fairy tales are lived in – breathtaking, Sue❤

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  7. Heartafire
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 13:53:19

    Just as I always dreamed it would be. Thank you for the lovely tour of Loch Lomand Sue . Fabulous photographs ! I would love to spend some time at the Cameron House. I hope you ate well and having a glorious Sunday. I imagine it is quite chilly over there. Stay warm, lots of love to you!<3 🙂

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  8. Ben Naga
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 14:32:15

    Enjoyed taking visiting friends there while I was living in Stirling in the 80s. Happy memories …

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  9. Tom Merriman
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 14:47:15

    Very calming, Sue… most tranquil. ☺

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  10. insearchofitall
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 15:06:41

    Thank you for taking us along on your trip. It was quite beautiful and relaxing. Love those kinds of days that start out dark and gray then end up bright and sunny. Have a lovely day.

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  11. IreneDesign2011
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 15:14:16

    Wow Sue, I do really understand, if you feel relaxed after such amazing beautiful surroundings as Loch Lomand🙂
    Thank you so much for sharing this beauty.
    Much love❤ Irene

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  12. Paul Handover
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 15:14:51

    This lovely post stirred up memories from too long ago. Beautiful part of Scotland.

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  13. nonsmokingladybug
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 16:08:44

    What a great place to write fairytales.

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  14. April
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 16:13:20

    Thank you for sharing such beauty.

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  15. J.
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 16:58:21

    What a beautiful place! And that mansion/hotel! What I wouldn’t give to explore that! Thank you for sharing this.

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  16. Writing to Freedom
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 16:58:48

    Thanks for the lovely tour Sue. Seems like you’ve stirred up wanderlust in our community with the beautiful and serene setting of Loch Lomond. The Cameron “House” looks pretty amazing. I bet it would be fun to stay there. We have a retirement community in NW Arkansas called Bella Vista that gives the streets and lakes Scottish names including a small man-made Loch Lomond! Not quite the same, but fun.

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  17. litebeing
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 17:40:48

    Thanks for sharing more gems from your vacation. Cameron House made an impression on me , like a long lost memory. I adore castles and castle-like architecture.

    love, Linda

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  18. suzicate
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 17:43:47

    A tour by water, what a treat! This is a truly beautiful place. Thank you so much for sharing your vacation with us.

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  19. Mark Lanesbury
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 20:43:28

    I think I’m as calm and peaceful as you Sue. After reading this I feel like I’ve been with you all the way 😀
    A beautiful country🙂

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  20. Barbara Franken
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 21:09:19

    Bonny Scotland is wonderful through your eyes… thanks for sharing your journey x

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  21. silentlyheardonce
    Oct 23, 2016 @ 21:32:42

    As I read and enjoyed your photos the word tranquil came to mind. What beautiful adventure.

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  22. marja
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 01:09:35

    Hi Sue Hope all is well with you. What a great trip so peaceful. I think water is always peaceful. Does Loch mean lake as there is also loch ness. That house cameron is more like a castle A beautiful building it is. Thanks for taking me along on this wonderful trip

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 13:46:54

      Hi Marja.. Yes Loch means a lake.. and Loch Ness is a loch, the Lochness monster having appeared there or so they say🙂 Yes there are many magnificent castles and I have a Gem of a ‘house’which I am saving to post at the end of my scenic views of Scotland.. So pleased that you enjoyed x

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  23. balroop2013
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 05:22:06

    You have had a wonderful visit to Loch Lomand Sue…loved your pictures, which breathe tranquility. Thank you for sharing them along with lovely description.🙂 Stay blessed and as adventurous as ever!

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  24. voulaah
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 08:24:57

    Wow so beautiful this area Sue
    thnak you so much for good sharing
    Have a very nice day
    Kisses

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  25. derrickjknight
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 11:52:02

    Many thanks for the delightful cruise, Sue

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  26. Superduque777
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 12:55:28

    Why u dont vote us?

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 24, 2016 @ 13:33:39

      I am not sure what you mean Superduque with Why I do not Vote you.. I follow your blog like many others and I visit when I see a post I follow over 400 blogs, and it is impossible to catch each and every post every one publishes..
      Sending Love and Light your way my friend. Sue

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  27. gageier
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 14:34:45

    Liebe Sue danke dir für dein schönen Kommentar mit vielen lieben Grüßen Klaus in Freundschaft

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  28. prenin
    Oct 24, 2016 @ 16:39:58

    Beautiful pictures hun!🙂

    Scotland is a beautiful place which I hope to visit one day!!!🙂

    Love and hugs!

    Prenin.

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  29. dgkaye
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 01:48:45

    Ahh Sue, it looks as though you did have a tranquil and beautiful time away. The photos are beautiful. Thanks for sharing a piece of Scotland with us who live far.🙂 xo❤

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  30. smilecalm
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 07:37:13

    thank you for bringing me
    so beautifully to that place
    of which i recall
    singing of
    in a Celtic folk ensemble🙂

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  31. Maria Wind Talkerm
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 13:14:50

    Beautiful, its on my bucket list. Great steam boat too🙂 xx

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  32. Maniparna Sengupta Majumder
    Oct 25, 2016 @ 22:48:11

    This is one of the best travelogues I’ve ever read. I’ve heard/read about Loch Lomond many times, but you have explored it beautifully. The Cameron House.looks just WOW!

    Waiting to read more from your trip…❤

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  33. Timelesslady
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 00:03:08

    Hi Dreamwalker, I love the song, I’m playing the link that was in the comments as I write on the keyboard. I know Loch Lomond only from this song, and of course the Nessie legends. What beautiful photos…I especially liked the castle.

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  34. europasicewolf
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 00:39:28

    Very peaceful and relaxing scenery Sue🙂 Perfect for chilling the mind and spirit! Wishing you a beautiful and peaceful Wednesday!

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  35. stephensmustang1
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 03:57:05

    One of my favorite posts so far–LOVED all the pics and being able to see things I wouldn’t otherwise see. Glad it was a good time. love and hugs

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    • Sue Dreamwalker
      Oct 26, 2016 @ 09:56:51

      So pleased am I dear Elizabeth to be able to transport you somewhere different right now.. Knowing how much you could really do with a change of scenery my lovely friend.. Take care of you,, Thinking of you Love Sue xx

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  36. amommasview
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 04:33:59

    You just took me along on this journey…

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  37. michnavs
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 10:09:34

    So pretty Sue….i am delighted you shared them..i am so gonna go to Scotland..soon
    ..and fullfil my childhood dream of writing poety there..
    I am now convinced more than ever that it is indeed a place i should save up money and visit

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  38. michnavs
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 10:12:24

    P.S.
    You probably are wondering why i mentioned saving up to get there…well i literally live a the other side of the world so i hope i make it there…

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  39. Cynthia
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 12:59:32

    Such a beautiful place, sweet Sue! Beautiful photos. I think of mindfulness and hope and beauty in a world that needs even more of it.😉

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  40. Aquileana
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 14:32:34

    It certainly look beautiful… Thanks for the retelling of your trip and for letting us know a bit of the story of Loch Lomond … Great scottish surroundings dear Sue… Sending love & best wishes. Aquileana🙂

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  41. Somali K Chakrabarti
    Oct 26, 2016 @ 15:57:09

    Beautiful views of Loch Lomond Sue. The virtual tour revived the memories of my trip to Scotland. I surely had fallen in love with the place.
    I am sorry I have lately been a bit caught up with other things and have not been able to catch up with your posts. Love and hugs my friend.🙂

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  42. Maria F.
    Oct 30, 2016 @ 18:50:09

    What scenery!

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  43. aussieian2011
    Nov 02, 2016 @ 02:27:43

    A beautiful travel post Sue, a very exciting place to have the pleasure of experiencing I am sure, Cameron House is a beautiful piece of architecture from days gone by, and the Paddle Steamer gives the Lock a romantic background.
    Enjoyed your post thoroughly Sue.

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