Triumph at Rest and be Thankful

Triumph at Rest and be Thankful, Scotland

This afternoon, I collected guests from Cameron House Hotel on Loch Lomond and then drove round to nearby Luss  for lunch.

Unfortunately, we were hampered by exceptionally heavy rain and were forced to omit a walking tour around Luss. Instead we dashed back to the car and then headed north to Tyndrum. Originally, we planned to visit Glencoe but were thwarted by a road closure, presumably due to the snow.

After a refreshment stop at the ‘Green Welly’ we headed west and then south to the pleasant town of Inveraray  on the banks of Loch Fyne. Due to our altitude the hills were covered in a good layering of snow, and the weather was reasonably clear. We stopped en-route for a photo-shoot of Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe.

We did not stop at Inveraray because light was fading so we drove on along the banks of Loch Fyne to the famous Loch Fyne Oyster Bar with intention of purchasing oysters. Unfortunately, the shop was closed, so we continued on until we reached the famous pass knows as ‘Rest and be Thankful’. Here we stopped for pictures and views at the very tail end of the daylight. Before moving on we first had to dig ourselves out of the snow.

Finally, we drove on down to Loch Lomond (again) and then to Glasgow city where the tour ended about 5.30pm in good time for guests to catch the return train to London.

Cameron House luxury hotel.

Cameron House, Loch Lomond

Cameron House, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Seaplane moored close to Cameron House, but not going anywhere.

Seaplane, Loch Lomond

Seaplane, Loch Lomond, Scotland

View of Conic Hill from Cameron House.

Conic Hill, Loch Lomond

Conic Hill, Loch Lomond, Scotland

Snow covered hill near Tyndrum

Snow covered Tyndrum Landscape

Snow covered Tyndrum Landscape, Scotland

Kilchurn Castle on Loch Awe, a romantic ruin.

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe

Kilchurn Castle, Loch Awe, Scotland

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar. A high end eatery but quite remote.

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar

Loch Fyne Oyster Bar, Scotland

Twilight view of Rest and be Thankful. Here we found ourselves stuck in the snow.

Rest and be Thankful Pass

Rest and be Thankful Pass, Scotland

 

Overall, an interesting and satisfying tour despite the bad weather, which is not unusual at this time of year.

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