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Loch Lubnaig

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UK & IRELAND diary : Day 8 - 18th April 2017

"LOCH" refers to a Lake. The much awaited dream of coming face to face with a mirror Lake had finally come true. "Loch Lubnaig" is a part of the TROSSACHS NATIONAL PARK and lies around 20 miles to the north west of STIRLING town.

At around 7:10 am that morning we boarded a bus in Leith, Edinburgh, and via the Shrubhill stop reached the Princess street. A short walk thereafter reached us to the RABBIE's tours. The 16 seater mini van was readily waiting for us. We were ready to take the tour. It was the Loch Ness, Glencoe and Highlands tour. We were very impressed with the itinerary, when booking this tour online, from India. We had no regrets. This 12 hour journey , though seems long, ensured we touched every important sight in the Scottish Highlands on that route. In such a scenic country, one is sure to be in favour of a journey rather than any destination. So were we. The bus with 16 happy people scooted at sharp 8 am, running miles & miles, soon crossing the town of STIRLING. We were happy to catch a quick glimpse of the renowned KELPIES - the twin silver horse faces.

A long drive called for a coffee break, as we entered the TROSSACHS National Park. The Driver (the one wearing a Scottish green Kilt), was a very knowledgable guy. He could give ready answers to all our questions. We spotted Lake Lubnaig to our left. It looked stunning. Before we could request the driver for a photo stop, he turned the van into a small lane and stopped at an awesome spot. We were deep into the Trossachs National Park. A part of the Loch Lubnaig, stood in front of us, in all its glory, mirroring away on the still, clear waters below it. The coffee shop on the banks of the lake was a double treat. The shop also sold Ice cream.

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It couldn't get more perfect. The Stunning mix of green & brown mountains reflecting on the silent lake, it was a "to die for" photographer's delight. The silence was soothing. We walked up ad down the banks together, to click ourselves in as many poses as possible, good enough to make our own modelling portfolio. What made the moment all the more special was the great coffee and ice cream.

The Scene is so unforgettable till date. We spent around half an hour here and then cut our way through the National Park to get to Glencoe and Fort William. Read further story under GLENCOE.