Caravan Life for a Whisky Boy
As previously mentioned the delightful Catherine and I thoroughly enjoy spending time away in our touring Caravan, taking in the delights of beautiful Scotland.
We set of for the Camping and Caravan Club Site at Luss at Loch Lomand side earlier this month. On arrival we were met by site managers Ronnie and Ann who soon had us booked in and shown to our pitch, even welcoming our two dogs Rhanna and Monty with a couple of biscuits apiece (now friends for life).
We soon settled in to our usual routine of walking and visiting local places of interest, of which there are many.
Luss itself is a village restored by the then Laird in 1850 for the workers in his mills and quarries, with each cottage having the same characteristics (so neat and tidy) even the recently built restaurant is built to the same specifications and is called the Village Rest. We dined at the Village Rest one evening and were very pleased with their wide ranging menu which was reasonably priced and our chosen meals were delicious. Prior to the meal we enjoyed a aperitif, Catherine had her usual Grouse and ginger ale and I had a large glass of 10 year old Laphroaig (for tasting notes see tales from Terminal).
As said before, Catherine and I enjoy walking, as do the dogs, of course and there are some lovely walks around the campsite and village.
With the heritage walk around Luss and surrounding countryside, a shorter walk around the slate quarry path or up the glen for the more adventurous, but I personally liked the West Loch Lomond cycle path especially in the mornings, seeing the sun rise over Conic hill on the east side and the shadows and the colours of the hills changing as it gains height in the sky.
After our final stroll of the day, we savour nothing better than a wee supper, perhaps oat cakes and cheese, or toast and pate washed down with a night cap or two of our staple distillation of Dewers 12 year old special reserve (smoke, fruit, honey on the nose, big mouthwatering on the tongue and a long aftertaste. Bliss !!!!!
Do you have any tales of travel to share with the Whisky Boys?