At lunchtime today,- we met up with Crafty Green Boyfriend's mother and brother for a trip across to Loch Lubnaig in the Trossachs. It was a long drive through beautiful scenerywith a wee break for lunch at a garden centre which has a lovely wetland area
We had a lovely walk when we got to Loch Lubnaig. Crafty Green Boyfriend and I walked up the hill while his brother and mother took the low road.
The views from the hill path are stunning, though it was too hot to walk very far to be honest. It's only after looking through my photos that I realise that the loch doesn't feature in most of them! If you look carefully at the third photo below, you should see the loch in the middle distance!
On the way home we stopped just outside Callandar to visit Hamish Dubh (Black Hamish) and Honey the Highland cattle, who like to be fed with special cattle snacks that you can buy in the nearby shop.
They are lovely, gentle and friendly cattle who obviously appreciated the shade of the trees on this hot summer's day!
It was lovely to also see a good number of house martins, swallows and swifts flying around, lovely birds of summer.