Thursday, May 13, 2004

Spean Bridge

Travelled up the eastern side of Loch Lomand, visiting Balmah.
Wandered around Luss, originally erected to house workers in the cotton mill and slate quarries of the 18th and 19th centuries. The homes have been fully restored and Luss has been designated a "Conservation Village". Of course I managed to find and photograph a cute cat! The church and grave yard were very interesting. There was a Viking grave shaped like an upturned boat.

We went on to Spean Bridge to spend the night. The village is well known as the place where WWII troops arrived by train to begin basic commando training in the area. A commemorative monument 2 miles further up the road stands in a commanding position overlooking the Nevis Range of mountains. We stayed at Spean Lodge, lovely old house, we were up on the top floor and the view was unfortunately obscured by low cloud.

0 dear friends have dropped by .......:

Post a Comment

Thanks for calling in. I love reading your comments and I always try to respond either by email or through the blog. Enjoy!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...