Monday, 12 June 2017
12.06.2017 - 12.06.2017
There was no doubt about it this morning - it was raining. We set off at 07:30 on a coach tour of the glens, villages and lochs to the North of Glasgow. There were occasional breaks in the rain but views of anything in the distance was obscured by mist and low clouds. Our first stop was in the village of Luss on the banks of Loch Lomond. It was difficult to imagine how the words of the song could be inspired by the grey scene.
Further along the tour we climbed up the side of a glen (valley) to the pass named "Rest and Be Thankful". It was an impressive view from the head of the glen but required lots of imagination. The auto-focus on the camera failed to find a clear spot. Umbrellas were inverted and the coach shook in the blasts of wind that accompanied the rain.
The tour continued along the banks of Loch Eck and Holy Loch to Hunters Quay where we boarded the ferry to cross the River Clyde before returning to Greenock and the port. To drive home the point that rain rules the day we were assaulted again as we walked the length of the ship back to gangplank. Safely aboard the ship we ditched our wet gear and had a simple lunch on Deck 15. Because of the early start I figured an afternoon nap was justified.
Jenny went off to see the Scottish Folkloric show in the Theatre which from all accounts was up there with the best. There's a delay in the ship's departure with six coaches caught up in traffic. There was some form of traffic accident ashore causing long delays. We finally sailed about two hours late. Went off to dinner and then the Theatre for the Jo Little show. She was outrageously funny and was able to belt out a song with great gusto.
A day at Sea tomorrow as we continue Northward.
Until next time. Wishing you good health and safe travel.
Have a great day and stay well.
Cheers .. Tony