Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Photographing Scotland

Photographing Scotland

This morning the weather was on our side. We departed our Aberfoyle lodgings early, about 7.30 am and drove round to Balmaha on Loch Lomond. This proved a magical experience: we had the site to ourselves, we had benefit of bright sunshine and blue skies, lots of wildlife and hills in the distance were covered in a layer of snow which reflected in the sunshine. We spent about 45 mins at Balmaha, revelling in the superb picture taking opps.

Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Loch Lomond at Balmaha

Balmaha, Loch Lomond

Balmaha, Loch Lomond

Balmaha, Loch Lomond

Balmaha, Loch Lomond

Balmaha, Loch Lomond

Balmaha, Loch Lomond

After Balmaha, we stayed with Loch Lomond but from a new vantage point of Luss, which is a heritage village on the west bank of the loch. At Luss there is a short pier which priovides a good platform for photos, looking both north and south. Weather conditions stayed favourable.  We had a late breakfast here and then drove north stopping at Tarbert  (also Loch Lomond) and other stop on northern tip of the loch.

Loch Lomond from Luss Pier

Loch Lomond from Luss Pier

Loch Lomond from Luss

Loch Lomond from Luss

Loch Lomond (North)

Loch Lomond (North)

Loch Lomond (North)

Loch Lomond (North)

Loch Lomond from Tarbert

Loch Lomond from Tarbert

Finally, we parted with Loch Lomond and then continued north, through Crianlarich and Tyndrum before encountering higher elevations of Rannoch.

Trosssachs Scenery, Scotland

Trosssachs Scenery, Scotland

  

Beinn Odhar

Beinn Odhar

Beinn Dorain, Scottish Highlands

Beinn Dorain, Scottish Highlands

Next through Bridge of Orchy and Rannoch Moor to Rannoch Moor, a desolate place little changed from end of last ice age.

We had a few stops for pics of Rannoch Moor and then drove on to the famous mountainous site of Glencoe where the mountains were capped with snow. After photo sessions we went on down for a brief stop at the visitor centre and then over the bridge for a stop to view the Hebridean Princess   cruise ship and other photo ops. Then, through Onich to Corran and a short ferry crossing of Loch Linnhe. Here we came across a seal pup which seemd to be sick/stranded but were informed that help was on its way

Glencoe

Glencoe

Seal Pup

Seal Pup

After the ferry crossing,we drove up the west side of Loch Linnhe stopping for pics of Ben Nevis and other vistas. This narrow and winding road eventually connected us to the road which took us to Glenfinnan and on to our destination of Mallaig. En-route we did manage to stop for some seascape pics in the dying embers of sunset.

Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe and Ben Nevis

Loch Linnhe

Loch Linnhe

Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe

Ben Nevis and Loch Linnhe

  

Ben Nevis, Scotland

Ben Nevis, Scotland

We duly arrived at Mallaig. Tomorrow, we travel to Isle of Skye and, hopefully, more photo opps.

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