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“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go” Joshua 1:9

July 17, 2014

Day Eleven: Loch Lomond

12th July 2014

The first day that we arrived in Glasgow was a Sunday, and we thought that it would be nice to go to Loch (lake) Lomond. It is the second largest lake in Scotland, and since it was a Sunday it would be better that not being able to go into any attraction in Glasgow. Lake Lomond is an hour trip away from Glasgow, and we wanted to make the most of the britrail pass ;)

So, we left in a drizzle of rain from our apartment. The area where we have an apartment is very scenic, with old houses lining the roads and a lovely park nearby.

Mum and Dad walking along our apartment's road. Dad won't use an umbrella unless it is pouring, and even then not unless he has to walk a long distance;)

The Commonwealth Games 2014 sign for Glasgow. We were wallking towards the Queens Station, which heads to a station near Loch Lomond called Balloch.

The amazing scenery that greeted us in Balloch of Lake Lomond.

We went along a park leading to a castle apparently, and many people were walking dogs. I went 'awww' every couple of seconds, because the dogs were so cute!

The Castle in Balloch. We were walking along a park, and it suddenly arose from the masses. It was just like a scene in Pride and Prejudice, when Elizabeth first sees Pemberley House from the carriage.

The castle was unfortunately having repair works, but it didn't bother us...

We walked up the hill to the castle, and here we are sitting down on a bench catching our breath and eating bananas and scones from Marks and Spencer (our grocers here in the UK).UK).

Around the castle there are lovely gardens, and we found a walled in garden in the middle of nowhere. I couldn't help but think we had gone back in time to the Victorian period, and would notice a lady and gentlemen in long dress clothes emerge from a path:)

After going to the castle we walked around another side of the lake to this gorgous area. We were considering getting a four-people canoe, but it was a bit nippy. Maybe next time?

We then stayed up late watching the Fifa world cup finale :))

Now you are uptodate,

Laura.

xoxo

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