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Loch and Ben Lomond

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I took a walk and a photograph of Loch and Ben Lomond this morning, this is where I ran run 3 of week 4 of C25K in May 2018, lovely morning for a walk up Loch Lomond side.

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Buddy34
Buddy34Graduate

Beautiful weather today for October AlMorr. Hope you enjoyed your walk. Nice photo😊😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Buddy34

Indeed it is, very enjoyable walk this morning, tomorrow morning its No. 18 (not) parkrun. 😊 🏃🏾

Absolutely stunning AlMorr, I don't blame you for revisiting it. Just wonderful.

I hope you had a lovely walk and thank you for sharing the photo :-)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Forest_Run_Beginner

It is very nice to live so close to beautiful places like this, however, in the peak season in the summer many of the people who live locally complain that there are too many people visiting this area, this morning it was lovely with only a few dog walkers.

One of my favourite places in the whole world! Stunning pic 👍

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Beatlesforever

It was a lovely sunny morning.

Lovely photo. It's good to make the most of any good weather

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Cantstopmenow

I was going to go there on Monday but the forecast is for rain, that is why I went to Loch Lomond today.

Peggy63
Peggy63Graduate

Beautiful photo Alan.. I would love to revisit Loch Lomond.. I was last there, on a sailing boat, on holiday, in my teens so around 50 years ago! Fabulous part of the world..😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Peggy63

It is but in mid summer it can be too busy with far too many speedboats on the loch.

roseabi
roseabiAdministrator

That's beautiful, Al!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to roseabi

👍 I am glad that you like that photograph.

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Great pic, I was in Glasgow today for work and couldn't believe how nice the weather was for this time of year.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Jericho2332

The weather was sunny this morning but has clouded up a bit now, I am glad that you like the pic

Very nice photograph AlMorr

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to RunaroundSue

Yes, I think part of LEJOG goes up part of Loch Lomond side, up part of the A82 which is on the west side of the loch, this photo is on the east side of Loch Lomond.

RunaroundSue
RunaroundSue in reply to AlMorr

I have just passed 509 miles, approaching Beattock

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to RunaroundSue

Welcome to Scotland Sue, you must be on the M74, not long now until you will be on the A82.

Sara_Wales
Sara_WalesGraduate

Breathtakingly beautiful!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Sara_Wales

You will know the famous song called Loch Lomond

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate

That’s a beautiful photo AlMorr and nicely composed to boot! What a perfect place for a walk and a trip down memory lane 🙂

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Jools2020

It does bring back a lot of memories to me, back in the severe winter of 1961 the loch was frozen with thick ice and I had a little walk on the thick ice, that is the only time that has happened.

Jools2020
Jools2020Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Wow! You were fortunate to have done that!

59er
59erGraduate

Beautiful photograph. What a lovely place to run AlMorr. The scenery would be different every day. I completely agree about the over crowding in Summer - too many people....and sometimes midges! 🤣

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to 59er

Midges are a curse in the West of Scotland, the month of May is the best time to avoid them, perhaps also later in September or October.

59er
59erGraduate in reply to AlMorr

We have a burn at the side of our house and trees at the back and to the other side so we know all about midges here!

Stunning photo

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to PaulS83

I am glad that you like that photograph.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I ran run 3 of week 4 of C25K around some of the adjacent park in May 2018, in October 2018 when I was visiting the same place there was a junior 1K cross country event taking place in that park, nothing today, this morning there were only a few dog walkers.

Hidden
Hidden

Really like the photograph. Have walked the mountains a few years ago now. Relatives in Edinburgh gives way to accessing the Highlands. How did you get the photo to download? I’m having problems with my iPhone as it won’t recognise my photos.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate

I am glad that you like that photograph I downloaded it on my Android Smartphone by going to C25K, then write, photo and post.

That is so beautiful.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

It is grumpyoldgirl, I hope you are still enjoying your running 🏃🏾.

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Sadly, I am on the Injury Couch since I broke my ankle in June. It's healing well though, and the physiotherapist thinks I'll be able to run again. Just not yet!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to grumpyoldgirl

Sorry about your injury, you may have to start again with week 1 of C25K as you have now been off running for about 4 months, I hope it won't be long before you can run again.

grumpyoldgirl
grumpyoldgirlGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Yes I think that would be wise, I'll be sure to post when I'm ready to start again 😊

Blossom-
Blossom-Graduate

Oh that's lovely. We visited Milaroccy Bay at the end of August in our motorhome. Stayed three nights, it rained all the time we were there! And it was busy. We plan to go back to Scotland next year 🤞 when it's not so busy 😊

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Blossom-

Sorry about the rain when you were on holiday, many places have had much more rain than usual this year, I am happy that you like the photograph.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate

Oh, AlMoor how amazing 🤩!! You lucky man😃. Thanks for sharing! ❤️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

It won't be too long before you run with Lejog along the A82 by Loch Lomond, it's about 565 miles into Lejog from Land's End.

Fabulous450
Fabulous450Graduate in reply to AlMorr

Ooh...I’ll look out for that AlMoor! 🤩 I haven’t had a chance to do any updates this week, so it will be nice to see where I am at after tomorrow’s run. ❤️

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Fabulous450

👍 🏃🏾

Timotea
TimoteaGraduate

Oh wow! That photo is stunning!

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Timotea

I am glad that you like it Timotea, I watched a video of a famous Scottish singer many years ago singing traditional Scottish Folk songs including the famous song Loch Lomond, the video was taken at that exact location by the side of the loch that I took that photograph.

Timotea
TimoteaGraduate in reply to AlMorr

I am just about to start a water colour course and would love to have that scene as one of my paintings. Would it be possible to email me the original ?

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Timotea

By all means have that scene in one of your paintings, I admit the original is a little clearer but my phone doesn't have the facility for me to email any photos.

Tinytears60
Tinytears60Graduate

😍👌 stunning Al

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Tinytears60

It is the best photo I have taken at that location for many years, I deleted a few other photos as this one is the best, I suppose it was all to do with the weather, clear visability, calm water and the Autumn colour's on the nearby trees.

If you look very carefully, just to the left of center of the photo there is a plane, I think its a seaplane which sometimes lands on the water, it was circling around and eventually landed but I had gone away by that time.

Al that is stunning, I saw the photo earlier when work was going bad and took a sneaky look at my phone, the photo uplifted me so thank you,

I remember driving there on the way to visit sister who lives on one of the western isles

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

I am glad the photograph uplifted you when work was going bad, to get to the Western Isles you would drive up the A82 which is on the west side of the loch, that gets you to places like Fort William, Oban, Mallaig or Inverness.

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to AlMorr

We have a hilarious story, we needed the ferry from Skye to Harris, but the sat nav in the dark after driving from the south coast of England took us to the Ferry port to Skye, we realised our mistake and drove back at dawn towards Fort William to then drive over the bridge to Skye, saw many red deer, arrived just in time and so tired when we got out of the car our legs nearly collapsed, ate a delicious breakfast on the ferry and recovered well

Scotland is totally beautiful

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to WillowandSola

When it's not raining, however, it's the rain that makes it beautiful, that was a good story about your visit to the Isle of Skye and Harris. 😊

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to AlMorr

Yes the rain can be relentless but does contribute to it the beauty

Beautiful ❤️ I’ve never been there but would LOVE to go ....... if I would be allowed as a boring tourist 🙄🤦‍♀️😂

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Killerblue

You would not be a boring tourist, best months to go are May, early June, September and early October.

Couchphoenix
CouchphoenixGraduate

Lovely photo AlMorr what a great place to run, I bet the air quality there is great and that view is stunning.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Couchphoenix

Excellent air quality for most days of the year

Gorgeous! 🤩

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to acountrycabbage

I agree with you 😊

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate

You live in a beautiful spot Al, and so calm and peaceful. Thank you for sharing

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Dexy5

It is a beautiful spot, I don't actually live in that area, it's about 26 miles from where I live, easy to get to by bus, car or train...or a marathon run.

Dexy5
Dexy5Graduate in reply to AlMorr

I look forward to that marathon post Al.

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Dexy5

Lol, ha ha, I just can't see me running all the way to Loch Lomond, the time is nearly 8.15 am, in around 75 minutes I will be running my 18th (not) parkrun.

Getfitok
GetfitokGraduate

looks beautiful :)

AlMorr
AlMorrGraduate in reply to Getfitok

It is beautiful Getfitok🏃🏾👍

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