I am writing this blog post from the shores of Loch Lomond on the most beautiful sunny day. It is still about 24 degrees even though it is 4.30pm so most of today has been water related fun. It is the most amazing location.
In fact most of the last week has involved water related activities as it has been gorgeous sunny weather. We left Blackpool on Monday morning and headed to the Lake District. We were camped at one of the most stunning sites I have ever been to, Castlerigg Farm, just outside Keswick.
The site is on a hill and so has 360 degree views over Derwentwater and all the surrounding hills such as Siddaw and Catbells. It was so amazing and the photos do not do it justice at all.
We arrived mid afternoon in time for a little walk down to the lake, we got a little lost and the 25 minutes turned into 45 but it was lovely once we got there and we had a little paddle. It was a very steep climb back up but well worth it for the views.
The following day we decided to have a quiet trip out on the lake on a little cruise and stopped off at the other end of the lake to visit a waterfall.
The scenery is just incredible, I could stare at the hills all day. I think Derwentwater is one of my favourite of the lakes as it is so dramatic.
It was a hot journey up to the site in Loch Lomond but so worth it, we are pitched right opposite the lake so we have these amazing views. We are at the Milarrochy Bay campsite another Camping and Caravan Club one.
I told you that Jacky has altered the van. She has removed the fixed bed and replaced it with bench seats that create a bed. It really opens up the van and gives a lot more space for two people, and for being inside to eat.
So far the weather has been really good and we are going to have our fourth BBQ in a row tonight, but it will be a great layout if the weather is not so good once we get to the islands.
Jacky went out this morning for a paddleboard lesson. I stayed and did some stitching on account of my very dodgy joints but she had a great time and didn’t fall in. This afternoon we have been swimming in the Loch, we also had a large rubber ring to play with.
We set off tomorrow with a stopover at Fort William so should be in Skye on Saturday which will be very exciting. I am so looking forward to finally seeing the places that I have only seen on other people’s travel vlogs.
Thank you so much for all of the comments and the likes on my posts. I will be back with more stunning scenery as soon as I can. In the meantime have fun, take care, stay safe and thanks for visiting.
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Photographs lie, don’t they – they always minimise distant mountains. But at least you’ve seen the scenes!