Road Trip – Tarbert, Loch Fyne and Surroundings – Part 1

Early last year, I was in this region, and rather disgracefully, that was the first time that I’d ever been in this part of Scotland.  Well, I’ve returned and can only say I’ll be back.

On the way up, we took the normal route to the west of Loch Lomond following the A82 and noticed, that the recent cold weather had brought more snow onto Ben Lomond.

A snow scattered Ben Lomond

After Loch Lomond, we headed west on the A83 and stopped at Slanj Restaurant, located in an old church of some sorts?  After a miniature fish and chips (recommended), continued on the A83 to the first point of interest, the area known as Rest and Be Thankful, worth a visit!  An area that is notorious for rock & mud slides and that has had traffic controls on it for some time now.

Road block at “Rest and Be Thankful”

We got lucky and were first in the queue!  With a lovely view of Beinn an Lochain.

Later, we continued with the A83 and wound up in, after driving by the Loch Fyne brewery & restaurant, passing through Inveraray, and then Lochgilphead; our accommodation at Stonefield Castle, where we were staying fro the weekend. More about those first three places in Part 2. 

The castle is fab (food, view, service) and the next day we took a trip to nearby Tarbert.  With it being the second time there, I noted that it is not a toy town Scotland; people actually live and work here.  It may not be filled with Londoners and their organic tofu café’s but still has a certain, realness to its charm.

Enjoy the photos.

CB

Author: shylustig

wandering, traveling, observing things

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