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Loch Lomond

From picturesque lochs to scenic vivid highlands, these are some of the attractions of Scotland.
We stopped over at Loch Lomond, located just about 50 minutes away from Glasgow by train. Loch Lomond is known for its largest surface area of fresh water loch in the UK. Stretching up to 24 miles long and five miles wide, its deepest point is approximately 600 feet deep!






A getaway from the hustle bustle of the city, we made it here for some tranquility and since it was claimed for providing picture postcard views around every corner, why not miss it?
This huge loch is surrounded by highland boundaries and lowland Scotland.
Try boarding a cruise for a relaxing day-out while enjoying the cool breeze and pretty sights of the lake!






Drop by the Loch Lomond Shores for lunch and tea in the Loch Lomond mall, while enjoying the scenic beauty and activities around especially during summer! There’s even an aquarium nearby, (which we did not visit) perfect for family day-out (psst… not worth it we thought, for us). Spacious grounds for dog-walking too.



Duck-racing track ;D


The duck athletes! ;P


Nocturnal birds to raise funds


With not much choice, we settled down in Café Zest for lunch. Serving mostly hot and cold sandwiches we preferred something that ought to make us a lil’ bit more sated. Gamed for the choice of chicken kievs, 2 sets of Chicken kievs enwrapping some parsley and cream as fillings and 2 side dishes for £10 was somehow tempting. Top up another pound for a lemon meringue cake.





Chicken kiev with fries & pickled salad



Chicken kiev with baked potatoes & green peas


A great disappointment they were: Chicken meat was dry, poorly filled ingredients inside kievs (the ones I bought in Sainsbury supermarket was even better!). The best thing on the plate was the fries and baked potatoes! ;P


Lemon Meringue Pie. Very FORGETABLE. It was horrible.


Consider hiring a bike for a better tour. The Trossachs National Park nearby should be explored as well. However, you might want to skip the Balloch Castle in the Balloch Castle Country Park ;P It would be a waste of time as it is not open to the public. But, if you love strolling outdoors, the journey along the way to the castle is kinda enjoying & the view behind the castle is picturesque too.





10 comments:

Sugar Bean June 2, 2009 at 3:13 AM  

Looks like a nice place to visit, would love to take the cruise. Too bad the food didn't taste good, but I guess the sceneries compensated for the food. :)

Bangsar-bAbE June 2, 2009 at 11:06 AM  

That sucks! But the food looks good in the pics... =)

J2Kfm June 2, 2009 at 2:34 PM  

the shots of the lake are gorgeous. almost postcard-quality.

pity bout the food though. but the lemon meringue pie looks nice.

mimid3vils June 2, 2009 at 4:38 PM  

Nice weather for an outing ~

yieng June 3, 2009 at 7:51 AM  

woohoo..pictures look awesome (saw those in facebook too)..how to get there?? :)

daphne June 3, 2009 at 10:14 PM  

man, how can they go wrong with chicken kiev! and lemon meringue pie! what a pity!

Nic (KHKL) June 4, 2009 at 12:44 PM  

ohh, is this the place were the famous lochness monster was sighted? great R&R place!

and sainsbury! ahhh, i like their sandwiches. :D

~Christine~Leng June 4, 2009 at 7:04 PM  

Sugar Bean~
yea... the sceneries were beautiful. But too bad it rained in the end. Bet both of u would love the cruise! ^^


Bangsar-bAbE~
yea.. looks good but taste kinda awful, esp the pie! omg ;P


J2Kfm~
thanks!
sometimes the food just looks good than it tasted rite? sigh.... but it's nice to drop by the lake to have a cuppa coffee tho :)


mimid3vils~
if it's sunnier, it would be just perfect :) too bad it rained that day :) luckily managed to capture some nice shots ;)


yieng~
thanks dear!
Take a train to Balloch from Queen Street or High Street station :) (cheaper from Queen street) The Loch is of walking distance from the train station. Can enjoy the walk along your way to the loch lomond shores! Can paktor with your PK :)


daphne~
yea.. luckily it was compensated with the nice sceneries there. haha ^^


Nic~
oh the one famous for the lochness monster is located in Loch Ness, further up north Scotland. This loch is nearer to Glasgow. Will be going there around July! see if I could spot the legendary sea-monster or not ya... lol ^^

Velix June 4, 2009 at 11:09 PM  

monster!! run!! run!!

Jason June 11, 2009 at 6:25 PM  

Ooo... I'll be waiting for your Loch Ness piccies!



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