Monday, 17 August 2015

A Day at the Lochs

You're never far from a loch in Scotland. Here are some I came across today.

The first loch is…eh the Lake of Menteith. Why a body of water in Scotland is called a lake is uncertain - maybe a map-makers error. see here

 Loch Earn

At St Fillans I met a guy from Germany on this lovely Laverda 750 SF. Touring Scotland on a classic bike on a sunny day - does it get better than that?

 Loch Fruechie

 Glen Quaich

 Loch Tay at Kenmore

 Loch Rannoch

 The road around the Loch was nice & quiet.

Yes I'm on the CBF again. I'm trying to find out how long it takes to wear out a Honda. I'm beginning to think I'll die long before it does.

This tower is built on a crannog, or man-made island. Thought to be a reconstruction of an ancient prison.

Schiehallion from Tummel Bridge. The mountain was used in an 18th century experiment to calculate the weight of the earth (Really! - see here)

Loch Faskally at Pitlochry.


  1. Beautiful pictures.

    Scotland by bike is on our bucket list. Troubadour is clan McLaren on both sides of his family so it would be nice to vacation there one day.

    Until then I can live vicariously through your pictures!

    1. Thanks, I'm glad you like the pics - I'll keep them coming. On its day Scotland is truly beautiful. The trouble is getting that day. I look at the BBC weather website almost daily and get out when I can - but planning ahead is impossible.

  2. Whats the mileage on the CBF now?? Its the modern equivalent of your CB250RS!!

  3. The CBF had done 52,000 miles and seems to be going strong. Its advantage over the RS is that it doesn't have to do a daily commute and I've more time to maintain it. Like the RS it is fun to ride - especially on the back roads.