By Yon Bonny Banks….

Web Lochlomond 200810This is a view of Loch Lomond taken in the summer. Today we stopped for coffee at almost the same spot – the rain was tipping it down and the water was pouring down the mountains.

OK the coffee tasted good and after all it was a Day Out. We were visiting the littlest grandies for the day and seeing their new house for the first time. It was a 200 mile round trip through some of the most beautiful scenery, including crossing over the River Clyde on the Erskine Bridge. Then onto the motorway system and south of Glasgow.

Highlights of the trip:-

  • Seeing excited faces at the upstairs window waiting for our arrival.
  • Enjoying all the hugs and greetings.
  • Being shown the children’s rooms and their special belongings.
  • A fantastic meal with the best Pavlova ever.
  • Catching up on all the news face to face.
  • Watching the household cat doing an about face from Misty.

Such days are ones to treasure and mull over tucked up in a cozy bed or dozing in a comfortable chair. Ah….. how much of an Elderperson’s life is spent happily snoozing away enjoying new memories and old ones. There is always such a lot to ponder in a lifetime – even the difficult times teach us lessons if they let us.

However, I digress – we more or less aquaplaned home, particularly up the side of the loch, there were flood notices up in places, but it was like crossing a ford on some corners. In fact I did wonder if we were going to make it through a few extra-deep patches. Our bow wave was terrific. And it was a bit frightening when the fan belt started to squeak. Cue for an imminent breakdown? methought/ – Thankfully not, and as we turned to the west and reached the twelve mile stretch downhill towards Dalamory the clouds came into view as the moon sailed alongside us – almost a full moon. The same one that the Chinese have landed on with a remote vehicle today. . . . . . . . . . .  Home again, the traveller’s happy sigh of relief and thanks for another safe journey.

As the hour gets later and I prepare my mind for the night, I can’t help but think of other memories of long ago. Returning to school after one of the long holidays and the Teacher setting an essay. (He never asked us to write a story……… always an essay,) and the topic was to be – “A Day Out.”

Well, that is me just having shared my special Day Out with you. I hope you get to have one of your own soon.
Goodnight and Blessings from Dalamory.

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3 Responses to By Yon Bonny Banks….

  1. Tabor says:

    Lovely. Yes, memories to treasure and savor. You are blessed. Glad it was a safe drive home as it did sound a bit treacherous. Nice to see a photo of the famous Loch Lomand that I know about only through that song.

  2. friko says:

    I think your teacher would have required a few more details?
    For blog purposes the bare bones are enough, but a story/essay demands elaboration.

    Did you do the trip in one day in such inclement weather?
    I once took a tour bus round the area, incl. Loch Ness; it really is gloriously beautiful there. We even sang “I’ll take the high road…….”

  3. freda says:

    Thanks for the comments. I appreciate some pointers towards getting more content into a post. Yes, Friko, we did do the trip in the one day (it seemed like a good idea at the time, because we had other commitments either side.)

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