We checked-out of Ibis hotel early at 7:30 a.m. on the second day of our road-trip. As per itinerary, we will be ending our day at Fort Williams with a traveling distance of about 150 miles.Today will be the start of our Scottish Highlands exploration after visiting the town & village of Balloch & Luss, two convenient stops along the way.
Firstly we headed north to the town of Balloch. This is a small town at the foot of Loch Lomond. Arriving 45 minutes later, we proceeded to Loch Lomond pier to have a morning view of Loch Lomond. Here you’ll be able to see the ‘Maid of the Loch’, a paddle steamer built in 1953 moored at the pier. Aboard, the ‘Maid’ has tea room for tea, coffee, soft drinks as well as hot and cold snacks and home-baked cakes.
The Loch Lomond Steamship Co, who takes care of the ‘Maid’ to this day.
The ‘Maid’ as seen from the pier.
All of the 191 feet of the ‘Maid’ from across the ‘Loch Lomond Shores’, a small mall.
Morning view of Loch Lomond.
A peek through the trees into Loch Lomond.
Guide map of ‘Loch Lomond Shore’ comprising of a mall, aquarium, cafe, etc.
A bit of write-up on ‘Loch Lomond Shores’.
Walkway from the parking area to the mall. Autumn leaves evident.
Shops in the mall still closed as we arrived too early.
The building housing the aquarium.
Ticket booth for water activity at the Loch.
Jetty for the water activity with the ‘Maid’ on the other side of the bank. Tickets for the ‘Maid’ is at the pier.
We took a bit of time to drive around Balloch town to see it’s dwellings and the houses seems to be modern but a little smaller in size compared to houses back home. Hereafter, we left Balloch for the town of Luss a further 9 miles north.
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