A beautiful autumn day here at Appletree Cottage and we go down to the shore of Loch Lomond at Ross Priory near Gartocharn to check on the boat. The view up the loch is stunning. Hardly a breath of wind and only the odd cloud in the sky....
Looking to the north west we could see the Luss Hills in the distance with the islands of Creinch and Torrinch rising out of the water in-between
Looking to the north east we could see the white buildings of the village of Balmaha nestling on the far shore
Autumn colours are everywhere - not least on the drive out of the grounds of Ross Priory.
Ross Priory is the out of town club for the University of Strathclyde. Although attached to the university it is open to the public for its excellent lunches. Well worth a visit.
From Ross Priory at Gartocharn we decided to pay a visit to Balmaha to see what the trees were like there. The statue of Tom Weir was still in the same position as you would expect. Behind him the bay of Balmaha was like glass.
Although it was out of season there were still quite a few people around. Balmaha is a very popular stop off on the route of the famous West Highland Way. The Oak Tree Inn is an excellent pub in this tiny village - sometimes brewing its own beers and ciders and providing excellent food.
Our hour at the car park was nearly up so it was in the car and back to Shandon Farm and Appletree Cottage. Hoping this weather continues!