The Kames Hotel
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... comes down a seemingly endless stream of trippers starts to disembark - folk coming from Glasgow or Greenock for a day out in Helensburgh. The Helensburghers in their turn now surge aboard, we among them. The only disappointment is the lack of pipers - in past years the whole local pipe band would turn out on special dates, but today there is not even a solitary piper to see us off in style.
We are aboard the last seagoing paddle steamer in the world. The ...
... or pink type which someone said was flowering heather. We see Loch Lomond in the distance also as we cross the top of the Scottish lowlands. The trip takes approximately one & a half hours.
The town of Stirling appeared old, but the buildings were impressive & well looked after. The Stirling Castle was on the top of a hill & has it's origins back in the 1600’s. There are commanding views over the surrounding country-side from the parapet ...
... to get tired and sore from this heavy pack. Unfortunately there is only one way to go, I can't turn back! Then all of a sudden at the 16 mile mark someone bright spark has put a big mountain (Conic Hill 1175') in my way! I took a break and stocked up on some flapjack and then did my Bear Grylls trick of working out how many hours of daylight are left (see photo). I deduced that I had over 2 hours of daylight (enough) to continue and the there could only be another 3-4 miles ...
You just wait.... We have some amazing pictures of today. Not much to say- when you're surrounded by so much beauty. We did stop on the side of the road along Loch Ness and have a devotional. Bruce read from Psalm 8 and talked about the beauty of the earth and God's creation. So unbelievably appropriate for the day ahead. He told us, "Today is a day to relax, regroup, and enjoy!" And boy howdy, ...
... Toured the castle - this one is like a museum and home to Duke of Argyll & his family who live on 3rd floor. The bottom 2 floors have tons of paintings, sword displays, artifacts & antique furniture. Turret room full of built-in china cabinets circling all the walls! Walked around the beautiful gardens & out a forest path. It was a cool, overcast day but NO wind. Loch was shiny ...